Files to download

There are, on this site, many (66+) downloadable files used on pages and in posts. They cover many topics. They usually summarise or illustrate important points. However, unless you bookmark them, they are not easy to find. To help, this page contains, in various categories, links to the files used in various pages or posts. While I hope most MindMaps or illustrations are reasonably self-contained and self-explanatory, they are obviously limited in content. If anything is unclear, I apologise but you will need to look at the associated page or post on this site. The items are in categories, and if you click the category you will find the files. The entry gives the file name as used on the site, and brief description (with a link to a relevant page or post if needed) and the link.

Rehabilitation Specialist Capabilities

This section shows the MindMap files illustrating the seven Rehabilitation Capabilities in Practice described here.

  • Capability 1 BPS model.
    “Able to use the biopsychosocial model of illness as a structure and framework for all rehabilitationrelated clinical, academic, and management activities.“
  • Capability 2 rehab planning.
    “Able to develop a rehabilitation plan for a patient, both when the professional is the first to see a patient and when in a team planning meeting, and ensuring that the plan covers all aspects of a patient’s need both from the team and from other services and agencies.”
  • Capability 3 teamwork.
    Able to work as a full and equal member of any multi-professional team, participating actively, sharing responsibilities and blurring professional and role boundaries.”
  • Capability 4 cross-boundary work.
    Able to work across all organisational, geographic and time-based boundaries, collaborating actively with other professionals, teams, and organisations.
  • Capability 5 complexity uncertainty.
    Able to recognise, accept, explain and manage the uncertainty present in all aspects of rehabilitation, helping all people involved to understand and work with the patient despite the uncertainty.
  • Capability 6 support team approach.
    “Able to support and use the team’s approaches and policies towards patient management, both in general across all patients and in specific situations with specific patients.
  • Capability 7 use professional expertise.
    “Able to use their specific professional expertise to assess and treat individual patients, to teach other team professions about the strengths and limits of their professional expertise, and to help develop team protocols and procedures.”

Rehabilitation Medicine training

This item covers documents relevant to the UK training of doctors to work as consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine. The text associated with these will largely be found here. The only document not here is the curriculum itself, which is on the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) website. (here)

  • Rehabilitation Medicine training programme.
    This is a MindMap which shows the content of the four-year training programme broken down by different aspects. The aspects are taken from the curriculum.
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Syllabus (text).
    This file (21-05-21 RM syllabus finally) is a copy of the Rehabilitation Medicine Syllabus, put forward as a guide to the range of knowledge and skills a trainee will need to acquire; it is not a mandatory list. It complements the curriculum.
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Syllabus (MindMap).
    This is a MindMap showing the 39 competencies from the syllabus.
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Capabilities in Practice.
    This is a MindMap showing the eight speciality-specific Capabilities in Practice (high-level training outcomes) required to achieve a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), as set out in the curriculum.
  • Doctor roles in rehab team.
    This comes from a blogpost which considers what specific expertise a doctor trained in Rehabilitation Medicine adds to a multi-professional rehabilitation team. (here)
  • Competence.
    A MindMap illustrating the nature and content of a ‘competence’, used in a blog post on competencies. (here)
  • Rough Guide to Rehabilitation Medicine.
    The Rough Guide document, which complements the curriculum and is intended to give information on implementation of the curriculum, and which should soon be available on the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) website. (written May 28th 2021)
Biopsychosocial model

There are many MindMaps and drawing that relate to the biopsychosocial model, and the list here is restricted to a subset that are directly concerned with it. The key page, for anyone unfamiliar with the model, is here.

  • Biopsychosocial model of illness.
    The central, key MindMap.
  • Holistic BPS model drawing.
    This re-presents the model as a drawing. There are two files; the second one provides text to explain the first one.
    Here (drawing) and here (text).
  • Assessing a patient in BPS model.
    Comes from a page which considers patient-centred assessment, and which argues that patient-centred practice is the inevitable consequence of using this model, and that conversely the features of being patient-centred validate the model. See here.
Multiprofessional teamwork

Multi-professional teamwork is the second central characteristic of expert rehabilitation, accompanying the use of the biopsychosocial model of illness. It is discussed on many pages and posts. The files here concern general features.

  • Teamwork in Rehabilitation.
    This is a large MindMap which covers many different facets of teamwork, and is based on a published chapter given on the figure. Note that ‘multi-professional’ is better than ‘multi-disciplinary’ because many multi-disciplinary team have mostly different people from a single profession.
  • The patient’s team.
    This is a drawing illustrating that a patient’s team include people from other teams, emphasising that teams practice in a complex environment and not in isolation. “No team is an island entire of itself; every team is a piece of the healthcare system.” (here).
  • Patient’s needs and team experts.
    A drawing illustrating that the team of individual people for a patients reflects an interaction between needs, expertise of individual team members, and availability of team members.
  • Team member contribution.
    A drawing illustrating the mixture of unique professional expertise, shared team expertise, and unique personal characteristics that a professional offers to a team and how it fits in with the demands on a team. Discussed here.
Rehabilitation process

This contains many files that can be downloaded, which is not a surprise as the process is complex and needs good description. Most of these files come from the pages describing rehabilitation. (here)

Note that items 3 to 7 explore the inter-relationships between different domains within the biopsychosocial model of illness. They are located here, because an understanding of these inter-relationships is vital when undertaking the formulation.

  1. Assessment in rehabilitation.
    A MindMap, considering the starting point. Assessment is a process. Its goal is to collect information so that you can understand the problem, identify areas you can alter, and plan with others what to do. It should never be a routine collection of data.
  2. Assessing the patient in BPS model.
    A MindMap, giving a more detailed examination of assessment, highlighting that if undertaken within the biopsychosocial (BPS) model, it will inevitably be patient-centred. Discussed in detail on this page. (here)
  3. Pathology in rehabilitation.
    A MindMap illustrating how knowledge of disease diagnosis might influence the assessment and formulation process, highlighting influence on every domain of the biopsychosocial model.
  4. Impairment in rehabilitation general.
    A MindMap giving an overview of the nature of impairments, both helpful and unhelpful, highlighting the complex nature of the construct of an impairment. See discussion here.
  5. Impairment in rehabilitation specific-1.
    A MindMap that mirrors that for disease (pathology), showing how impairment may influence every other domain of the biopsychosocial model of illness.
  6. Disability in rehabilitation.
    A MindMap showing how disability influences and is influenced by all other aspect of the biopsychosocial model of illness.
  7. Analysis of social function.
    A MindMap showing the mutual interactions between social participation and social functioning and the different domains of the biopsychosocial model of illness.
  8. Formulation of a case.
    A MindMap, illustrating components needed for a full formulation. The formulation, together with planning, is why assessment is needed.
  9. Formulation.
    A drawing, presenting formulation within the rehabilitation pathway (but realise that in fact all processes are occurring most of the time, and the pathway is not rigid).
  10. Rehabilitation planning process.
    This MindMap covers another vital part of the rehabilitation process, deciding what the goals are, and who is going to do what,
  11. Rehabilitation actions.
    This MindMap gives an overview of the general categories of actions that follow on from planning. It does not outline the many hundreds of different specific actions (treatments etc) that can occur.
  12. Evaluation and review.
    This MindMap covers the end of the cycle of rehabilitation, when a decision needs to be made about the next step. It is a variation on the planning meeting.
  13. Outcome of review.
    This MindMap also covers the evaluation and review phase, considering the three general outcomes: continue, discharge from all rehabilitation, or transfer.
  14. Transfer process.
    This MindMap considers in detail the very important process of transferring a patient from a rehabilitation service to a variety of destinations, and the criteria that need to be met.

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