About Rehabilitation Matters

This website aims to promote a better understanding of rehabilitation, to improve the practice of rehabilitation, to disseminate research and other information relevant to rehabilitation, and to increase access to good rehabilitation for all patients who need it. It will provide education for anyone, it will provide specialist rehabilitation knowledge and skills to any health or social care professional, and it will advocate for better organisation and resourcing of rehabilitation services. As the strap line says: All about rehabilitation, about all rehabilitation. Further information about the purpose of the site is given here.

Authorship. It is written and curated by a doctor who has been interested in rehabilitation since 1980. He has experience of almost all aspects: clinical work with patients, managing services, advising on local and national policies, research, education and training, occasional recipient of rehabilitation, and editing a journal on rehabilitation, Clinical Rehabilitation. He refers to his own work, but he also extensively refers to other publications. He, naturally, will refer to Clinical Rehabilitation but he gains no benefit.

Commercial aspects. There is no advertising. The owner of the site is Derick Wade, who also writes and curates its content. He obtains no direct financial gain from the site and he pays for it. There is little likelihood of any indirect financial gain. His main, open and declared interest is to improve the understanding of, knowledge about, and skills delivering rehabilitation to patients.

Personal aspects. My aspiration is to precipitate the development of a multi-professional, national rehabilitation association or college of patients and professionals. This would represent the interests of rehabilitation to government, healthcare commissioners and providers, insurance companies and any other person or group. It would set standards for professionals’ rehabilitation knowledge, for services, and for clinical practice. Specifically it would aim to develop a rehabilitation qualification for all professionals; only doctors can do this at present.

Support. The British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM) and the Society for Research in Rehabilitation (SRR) both support the site. The content of the site does not represent a formal statement of SRR or BSRM policy, nor does either society necessarily endorse the specific content unless that is explicitly stated. There is no financial support.

Values. The values that guide all content are:

  • Respect for others at all times, acknowledging the validity of differences;
  • Justice and equity, ensuring fairness in allocation of any resource ;
  • Honesty and openness, not knowingly omitting relevant information;
  • Clarity in writing and presenting arguments or facts;
  • Evidence to used when it is available, and provided without bias.

What is Graffiti Press? I first registered a site as Graffiti Press, to publicise books. When I added a site, it remains under the same overall site title. Why not look at the books?!

Contact.

The curator of the site is Derick Wade, and he can be contacted using the contact box below. Your name and email are only used to make contact with you. The data protection policy is available here.

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