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Vocational Rehabilitation

Jain Holmes

ISBN: 978-1-405-13364-7 October 2007 Wiley-Blackwell 264 Pages


Vocational Rehabilitation offers a practical introduction for healthcare practitioners to this burgeoning field. The book provides an explanation of current UK practice as well as guidance on a range of relevant interventions for vocational rehabilitation services, focusing on therapeutic assessments and treatments. It is an invaluable source of best practice information for those currently providing return to work services as well as those intending to develop them.

Vocational Rehabilitation is structured over five sections, the first providing contextual information; followed by assessment strategies; action planning; interventions and services.

Section 1. Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation.

Section 2. Assessment Strategies in Vocational Rehabilitation.

Section 3. Action Planning.

Section 4. Interventions.

Section 5. Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

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"This book is strong on Vocational Rehabilitation practice approached from a clinical perspective and provides essential reading for others, particularly from outside the NHS … .Holmes has made a major contribution towards improving practice and an understanding of the market." (Journal of Occupational Psychology, Employment and Disability, Spring 2008)

"This book would be a good resource for anyone working in the field of vocational rehabilitation …. [It is] very relevant, with up-to-date resources and practical tips." (OT Insight, October 2008)

● Addresses physical and mental health considerations
● Provides international frames of reference
● Offers practical guidance on establishing services, assessment and interventions