ERIC Number: ED054507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Some Viable Service Delivery Approaches in Rural Rehabilitation.
Bitter, James A.
Rehabilitation as a delivery system emphasizes a planned sequence of services which are usually purchased by the State Agency counselor from rehabilitation resources. Examples of these resources are physicians, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, workshops, and educational programs. Most viable approaches to rural rehabilitation service delivery are limited by the assumption that the rehabilitation program is dependent upon the availability of traditional resources and employment outcome. The current trend in social service toward viewing people as total individuals with "total life" functioning and delivery systems from a total systemic view offers future clients hope for "total rehabilitation" as an outcome. For example, some agencies presently attempt to overcome the resource and distance obstacles through a greater emphasis on inter-agency coordination, alternate staffing patterns, and greater utilization of client and non-traditional community resources than is generally found in urban service delivery. These 3 emphases are discussed in more detail. (Author/TA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. Regional Rehabilitation Research Inst.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association Annual Conference, Atlantic City, N. J., April 4-8, 1971