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The importance of work or productive activity in life care planning and case management
NeuroRehabilitation (2015)
  • Christine Reid, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Susan Riddick-Grisham
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: The importance of work or productive activity for the well-being, community integration, and quality of life of people living with disabilities is addressed, with implications for life care planning and case management. BACKGROUND: The role of work or productive activity in our society, and consequences of deprivation if rehabilitation services do not address vocational effects of disabilities, is explored. A continuum of productivity options is introduced; types of vocational rehabilitation assessment processes and interventions are described. PURPOSE: The role of vocational rehabilitation services in life care planning and case management is discussed, focusing on quality of life for people living with disabilities. CONCLUSION: Rehabilitation and health care professionals should understand the importance of work or other productive activity, and support the development of appropriate plans to address those needs among people who have disabilities.
Keywords
  • Rehabilitation,
  • work,
  • productive activity,
  • life care planning,
  • disability,
  • case management,
  • vocational,
  • community integration,
  • quality of life,
  • disability
Publication Date
2015
Publisher Statement
ISSN 1053-8135/15/$35.00 © 2015 – IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved This article is published online with Open Access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License.
Citation Information
Christine Reid and Susan Riddick-Grisham. "The importance of work or productive activity in life care planning and case management" NeuroRehabilitation Vol. 36 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christine_reid/2/