By Rebecca Jester
Nurses play a key function within the rehabilitation technique - maximising the standard of existence and independence of people following trauma, affliction or enduring continual sickness. Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing presents an in-depth research of expert perform in rehabilitation nursing. It examines the study foundation underlying scientific perform and identifies specified attributes of the nursing function in the context of multidisciplinary and multi-agency operating. the 1st a part of Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing explores basic rules of expert rehabilitation perform, that are utilized to either group and in-patient settings. the second one half addresses particular concerns in middle components of perform together with stroke, obtained mind damage, spinal harm, orthopaedic rehabilitation and administration of individuals with long term stipulations.
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3 Potential advantages and disadvantages of HaH for health care professionals/ service providers. Advantages Disadvantages • • • • • Reduction in occupied bed days through early discharge to HaH resulting in better throughput through the rehabilitation service Higher levels of patient satisfaction resulting in fewer complaints More opportunities for staff, by rotation from inpatient to HaH settings, which may increase job satisfaction and improve retention Promotes interdisciplinary working and greater professional autonomy • • Not all patients suitable for HaH, necessitating both inpatient service and HaH resources Initial setting up cost is high including training of staff Issues of staff safety in the community setting generally, patients report higher levels of satisfaction, particularly in terms of feeling in control and having more say in their care and treatment (Shepperd & Illiffe, 1998; Jester & Hicks, 2003a).
Advancing Practice in Rehabilitation Nursing by Rebecca Jester