Rehabilitation should not stop when the disabled person is discharged from hospital, and many neurological patients require ongoing rehabilitation in order to maximize their functional abilities, minimize complications and promote full participation at home and in the community. This book analyses community rehabilitation needs from many different perspectives, including the views of disabled people, rehabilitation clinicians and service providers. Many examples of community rehabilitation schemes are presented, with evidence for their effectiveness, and case studies are used to highlight the main issues. The authors take an international view, and there are chapters dealing with the disabled child in the community and with neuropsychological rehabilitation. This important book examines the growing trend towards community rehabilitation in neurology and is directed towards all clinicians involved with neurorehabilitation.
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Author Biography - Michael P. Barnes
Michael Barnes is Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Hunters Moor Regional Neurorehabilitation Centre. He is Founder President of the World Forum for Neurological Rehabilitation, and his previous books include Upper Motor Neurone Syndrome and Spasticity (with Garth Johnson, Cambridge, 2001). Harriet Radermacher was Research Associate in Community Rehabilitation, Hunters Moor Regional Neurorehabilitation Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne.