Escribing and illustrating the Rehabilitiation Process

PURPOSE: aim of assignment is for you to demonstrate an understanding of concepts by illustrating the rehabilitation process with a hypothetical case study. Apply the steps of the rehabilitation process to a hypothetical case study of someone with an impairment that you have selected.

LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED : STUDENT IS ASKED TO DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF :
definitions and implications of impairment,disability,activity limitations,barriers to participation and rehabilitation. process of rehabilitation .
psycho-social aspects of rehabilitation
rehabilitation services and delivery systems
specific impairments as illustrations of the rehabilitation process.
myths and stereotypes and misconceptions of disability.

Create a hypothetical case study of an adult who has acquired a physical impairment. Write the assignment based on the steps of the rehabilitation process as outlined above.

STEPS OF REHABILITATION PROCESS INCLUDE:
1 Assessment
2 Planning
3 Provision of services
4 Return to previous life roles
5 Follow up

Assessment describe impairment and how impairment is acquired and who is most likely to acquire it.
describe activity limitations and barriers to participation created by the impairment.

FOLLOWING SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN THE RELEVANT ORDER AS LISTED BELOW :

ASSESSMENT
1 Characteristics of your fictional person including age, severity of impairment,gender,socio economic status,vocational details,recreational preferences, etc.
2 Psychological aspects of living with the impairment.
3 Functional limitations caused by the impairment.
4 National and International statistics about who acquires this impairment.
5 Social aspects of living with this impairment.
6 Societal attitudes and stereotypes.
7 Environmental barriers and facilitators.
8 Family issues.
9 Issues of sexual intimacy/relationship.
10 Recreational life.
11 Employment issues.
12 Financial issues.

PLANNING
Design an IWRP for your hypothetical case study. It should have the following layout :

TITLE Individual Written Rehabilitation Plan followed by
CLIENTS NAME
CLIENTS ADDRESS
CLIENTS PHONE
ALTERNATIVE CONTACT PERSON
CASE WORKER NAME, TITLE AND CONTACT DETAILS
DESIRED GOAL

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES TOWARDS GOALS NUMBERED 1 to 10
SERVICES RELATED TO PHYSICAL RESTORATION (i.e. PHYSIO-THERAPY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY), NAME AND LOCATION OF EACH SERVICE PROVIDER TO BE INCLUDED NUMBERED 1 to 3
SERVICES RELATED TO VOCATIONAL RESTORATION (i.e.COMPUTER TRAINING PANEL BEATING POLYTECH COURSE)NUMBERED 1 to 3
SERVICES RELATED TO SOCIAL RESTORATION (i.e.ADAPTED EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO RETURN TO PLAYING GOLF ETC, TRANSPORTATION TO ENABLE JOINING A COMMUNITY GROUP,RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING) NUMBERED 1 to 3
SERVICES RELATED TO INDEPENDENT LIVING (i.e. TRAINING TO USE ELECTRIC CHAIR,PROSTHETIC ARM, SELF CARE, MEDICATION MANAGEMENT,KITCHEN MANAGEMENT,LEARNING TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT)NUMBERED 1 to 3

PROVISIONS OF SERVICES
DISCUSS SERVICES THAT YOU ARE RECOMMENDING AS A CASE MANAGER, FOR YOUR CLIENT. CONSIDER SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REHABILITATION SPECIALISTS WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH THIS PARTICULAR IMPAIRMENT.

RETURN TO PREVIOUS LIFE ROLES
FOURTH STEP OF REHABILITATION PROCESS IS WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL RETURNS TO HIS/HER PREVIOUS LIFE ROLES. IN THIS PART OF THE ASSIGNMENT DESCRIBE THE OUTCOMES YOU EXPECT FROM THE REHABILITATION PLAN YOU HAVE DEVISED.

FOLLOW UP
FINAL STEP IS THE FOLLOW UP. DESCRIBE HOW YOU AS THE CASE MANAGER WILL ENSURE A THOROUGH FOLLOW UP TO THE REHABILITATION PROCESS AS EXPERIENCED BY YOUR HYPOTHETICAL CLIENT.

PLEASE NOTE : ABOUT 10 to 12 TYPED PAGES, TYPED IN 12 POINT FONT, DOUBLED SPACED. 2000 WORDS MAXIMUM.

PRESENTATION OF A FORMAL ESSAY
COMPLETE TITLE PAGE, PAGE NUMBERING, DOUBLE SPACING, APPROPRIATE MARGINS
CORRECT REFERENCING WITHIN THE TEXT OF THE ESSAY AND INCLUSION OF A CORRECT REFERENCE LIST
ADHERE TO THE WORD LIMIT (PLUS OR MINUS 50-100 WORDS)
APPROPRIATE SPELLING, GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND SENTENCE STRUCTURE
Assignments are Formal essays and must be written according to guidelines for formal essay writing. It is recommended that you interview an individual who has experience of living with impairment or a service provider who works in the area of rehabilitation to help you with the assignment if possible. Use at least 4 references in the text of your assignment referring to the books, journal articles or material you have used. Be sure to reference interview information as Personal communication”. Dont forget to provide a list of references at the end of your assignment. Using the APA referencing guidelines. Personal communication remains within the body of the essay and is not listed in the list of references.