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Living with Brain InjuryNarrative, Community, and Women's Renegotiation of Identity$
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J. Eric Stewart

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814764718

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814764718.001.0001

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Meeting Post-Injury

Meeting Post-Injury

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Living with Brain Injury
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J. Eric Stewart

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814764718.003.0003

This chapter discusses some professional perspectives on rehabilitation practices and contexts. Managed care services are showing a shrinking of time and services—particularly of the social and community-focused kind—that can be offered or supported in most rehabilitation settings. This is due to the fact that rehabilitation has been counterbalanced by deficit budgets, increased costs, and the stay limits and capitations imposed by managed care. In relation to this problem, Dr. Larsen, a doctor of rehabilitation medicine (Physiatry) at the Rehab Center, points out that the people needing rehabilitation in recent years are being taken care of via outpatient settings. Because of this, critical pieces of the rehabilitation process—mobility, obtaining personal care assistance, identifying and obtaining available services and entitlements—were often neglected.

Keywords:   rehabilitation practices, community-focused services, outpatient settings, rehabilitation process

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