Involvement of Partner/Spouse in Rehabilitation

Thompson, David R.
June 2001
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Jun2001 Supplement, Vol. 24, pS40
Academic Journal
The article reports that evidence is accumulating that the success of rehabilitation depends to a large extent upon the involvement of the patient's family, particularly the partner/spouse. Arguments for including the partner in the rehabilitation process are both practical and therapeutic. The partner can be incorporated in the patient's program with little additional effort or cost. It is likely that the partner's attitudes to the patient's illness can affect recovery.


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