By Rebecca Jester
Nurses play a key position within the rehabilitation method - maximising the standard of existence and independence of people following trauma, illness or enduring power ailment. Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing offers an in-depth research of professional perform in rehabilitation nursing. It examines the learn foundation underlying medical perform and identifies distinctive attributes of the nursing function in the context of multidisciplinary and multi-agency operating. the 1st a part of Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing explores common ideas of professional rehabilitation perform, which might be utilized to either neighborhood and in-patient settings. the second one half addresses particular matters in center parts of perform together with stroke, obtained mind harm, spinal damage, orthopaedic rehabilitation and administration of individuals with long term stipulations.
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The precise nature and scope of nurse consultants’ practice will depend upon local negotiation between the individual, relevant medical consultants and managers, and should be based on patient and service need. From a legal perspective, statute does not stipulate the boundaries between nursing and medical practice except in terms of prescribing. In recent years limited prescribing rights for nurses have been developed in the UK, either through patient group directives, independent or supplementary prescribing.
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One particularly good example of this I have encountered is the ‘hopping mad club’, a group of amputee patients who came to the rehabilitation unit regularly and would visit patients who had recently undergone amputation. The role of the expert patient has been highlighted in recent government policy, specifically in new ways of working to improve the quality of life for people with chronic long-term conditions. Expert patients and support groups have a vital role to play in supporting patients and their families to come to terms with life-changing trauma and disease.