Cognitive Rehabilitation During the Industrialization of Rehabilitation
A maxim is a simple, universally accepted truth. For example, in medicine there is a maxim: “Above all do no harm”; in economics: “There is no free lunch”; in literature: “In the beginning was the word”; and in rehabilitation one might say: “Do what you have to do to optimize the functioning of the patient,” with a proviso of “Do not violate the other maxims.” If one does no harm, tries to make a citizen with a handicap a productive taxpayer or relieve someone of a burden that hopefully can be translated in economic terms, and writes a clean report to a third-party payer, then all participants will be happy: the patient, the sponsoring agency, and the provider of services. But if one should stray from any one of these maxims, then one of the parties in rehabilitation will be offended and trouble follows.
KeywordsPhysical Medicine Professional Group Functional Independence Measure Cognitive Rehabilitation Primary Stakeholder
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