Putting vocation back in rehabilitation

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

Since the earliest days of rehabilitation, the focus on return to work of injured clients has gradually declined . Today, the terms rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation are no longer synonymous. The downside of this has been lowered vocational ou

In the earliest days of vocational rehabilitation the emphasis on return to work was so intrinsic the terms rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation were virtually synonymous. But somehow, over the past few decades the focus on vocation appears to have been lost and subsequently, the rates of successful return to work outcomes have decreased. This is the trend outlined by Gregory C Murphy, Ph.D. from the school of public Health a...

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Published 21 September, 2008 | Updated 14 January, 2009