Rehabilitation Teamwork: Services and Facilities at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center That Prepares Physically Handicapped for Return to Daily Living, 1958
The purpose of this writing is to familiarize the reader with the third phase of medicine, “the fundamental motivation of practices and procedures at The Institute of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation New York University-Bellevue Medical Center,” hereafter referred to as THE INSTITUTE. This phase which is termed “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation” emphasizes, involves, and engenders the comparatively recent trend of the team concept. The latter is a multi-disciplined approach composed of members of the allied professions of medicine, which include physicians, psychiatry, nursing services, occupational therapy, speech and hearing therapy, physical therapy, clinical psychology, psychological testing, vocational counseling and training, prosthetic services and other self-help devices, therapeutic recreation and social service. The object of this collaboration is to meet all aspects of the problem of disablement and to prepare the handicapped for return to daily living. This process was developed during World War II and is a direct result of cooperative performance exercised by doctors and personnel in their care of the disabled men who served in the armed forces. This method was proven so successful in training those physically afflicted to overcome their handicaps by incrassating their potentialities that it was rendered an invaluable asset to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is distinguished from the preventive treatment process as it is directed toward those suffering handicaps due to congenital defects, injury, or illness and stresses the period "from bed to job." Therapy and training are especially designed and adapted to enable these patients "to learn to live and work with what’s left."
Neurosciences|Cognitive psychology|Social work
De Villareal, Anita Franciska, "Rehabilitation Teamwork: Services and Facilities at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center That Prepares Physically Handicapped for Return to Daily Living, 1958" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509559.