All about rehabilitation. About all rehabilitation
Whatever you want to know, whoever you are:
Welcome to the site, which is unashamedly evangelical about rehabilitation, its importance to patients and their families, its never-ending fascination, and its intellectual and emotional challenges. It is a personal website, expressing a personal view of rehabilitation. The view is based on over 40 years of experience, research, writing and, most of all, thinking. It is, I hope, based on evidence; it is, I hope, not afraid to challenge orthodox beliefs where they need challenging; and it is, I hope, informative.
About this site
Clinical content – what is rehabilitation?
Academic content – education, training, research
Blog posts – eight categories, broad scope
Patient and public
Information – a compendium
A growing site – some recent changes
This site was born on November 9th, 2020, and today (March 10th, 2022) it has 105 pages and 68 blog posts. It will continue to grow and change as I learn how to set up and design a site (slowly). The history can be seen here.
March 10th 2022.
It is three months since I last wrote anything here! Unfortunately, I have been busy with matters relating to the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine. I became Deputy Secretary in November 2021, and I am also chair of the Society’s Communication Subcommittee. We are setting up a new website. However, over the last weeks, I have written eight pages, to replace many existing pages. My goal is to revise and improve the section describing rehabilitation. Look at ‘What is rehabilitation?’ and the pages after the front page. (here) There will be several further changes over the next few weeks.
December 12th, 2021
The more pages I publish, the more there are to review and improve! When I look back at my early pages and posts, I realise how poor many were. I am trying to bring them up to standard, slowly. The introductory pages to ‘Rehabilitation in the UK’ (here) and ‘Academic Rehabilitation’ (here) have been updated and improved. My latest blog was about an internal matter of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, a proposal to change its name, (here) but this will be the last post on that matter. The ballot opened on the 10th and closes on December 31st. I have also started using a software package called Grammarly which not only checks your spelling but looks at your grammar, writing style, clarity etc. I think it is improving my content and teaching me how to write better. I hope so.
November 27th, 2021
Further developments, slowly. But, first, some posts worth looking at (well, I would say that, wouldn’t I!). Anyone working with a trainee doctor as a colleague might like to read about how they are assessed at the end of their training, using a concept known as entrustment – here. I was disappointed that my blog post about the possible lack of holism in some areas of rehabilitation services and how it arises has generated little interest or disagreement; you can read it here. I continue to look at the wider practice of rehabilitation, being surprised by rehabilitation psychiatry. The NICE (National Institute of Health and Social Care Excellence) definition of rehabilitation psychiatry applies to all rehabilitation – here. I am now wondering where to move my attention to next! Any suggestions are welcome (use button at the bottom).
Six recent blog posts
Read on; learn and enjoy