Applying the recovery model to physical rehabilitation
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Applying the recovery model to physical rehabilitation

Beverley Bennett Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
Jayne Breeze Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
Trish Neilson Head of Recovery Education Unit, Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Trust

Although rehabilitation literature frequently refers to recovery as the ultimate goal of therapeutic interventions, what recovery actually means is not clearly explained. However, the recovery model has been widely discussed in the context of mental health services, and it has been suggested that this model may also be applied to services for people with other long-term health conditions. This article explores this suggestion further by examining the recovery model and its relationship to physical rehabilitation.

Correspondence B.Bennett@shu.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 28, 23,37-43. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.02.28.23.37.e8292

Received: 09 September 2013

Accepted: 05 November 2013

Published in print: 05 February 2014

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review