Postacute Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation provided in outpatient, community, or residential settings after hospitalization that may include inpatient rehabilitation for a brain injury.
Since the 1980s, decreasing lengths of stay for both acute inpatient medical treatment and inpatient rehabilitation following brain injury (BI) has resulted in increasing emphasis on postacute (post-hospitalization) rehabilitation. A number of approaches to postacute BI rehabilitation have emerged. These approaches share common elements, such as cognitive rehabilitation, behavioral and emotional.
Rationale or Underlying Theory
Brain injury often results in residual disabilities that persist following hospital discharge and interfere with reengagement in former activities, work, family, social, and community life.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of postacute rehabilitation are typically to reduce disability or to develop ways to work around persistent disabilities with an ultimate goal of...
References and Readings
- Malec, J. F. (2012). Post-hospital rehabilitation. In N. D. Zasler, D. I. Katz, & R. D. Zafonte (Eds.), Brain injury medicine (2nd ed., pp. 1288–1301). New York: Demos.Google Scholar
- Wilson, B. A. (Ed.). (2003). Neuropsychological rehabilitation: Theory and practice. Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger.Google Scholar