ERIC Number: ED245149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Proprietary Rehabilitation: A Better Understanding. Report from the Study Group of the Tenth Institute on Rehabilitation Issues, St. Louis, Missouri, June 1983.
Corthell, David W.; de Groot, Jozef
This booklet presents the report of the Institute on Rehabilitation Issues, focusing on proprietary, or private for-profit rehabilitation. Following a list of the prime study group members, acknowledgements, and a brief preface, chapter I of the document presents an historical perspective on the rehabilitation movement in the United States, including public, private nonprofit, and private proprietary rehabilitation, the impact of worker's compensation, and economic issues. Chapter II focuses on perceptions, truths, and partial truths about proprietary rehabilitation from the viewpoints of rehabilitation staff, and in the areas of philosophy, work environment, service orientation, incentives, fees, marketing, and advocacy. Chapter III describes proprietary rehabilitation including providers, marketing, practitioners, services provided, program evaluation, and service delivery method. Chapter IV discusses the market place, i.e., federal, state, and insurance programs, and insurance industry players, e.g., claims adjusters, file managers, rehabilitation nurses. Chapter V focuses on rehabilitation of the injured worker from both a rehabilitation process and a psychological perspective. Chapter VI addresses issues such as service to worker's compensation clients, rehabilitation practices, funding of counselor training, professional standards, and interagency relations and their implications and considerations. The booklet concludes with a bibliography and an appendix containing the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers in the Private Sector's (NARPPS) Standards for Training and Experience, Standards and Ethics. (BL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.