Transformative Physical Rehabilitation
Thriving After a Major Health Event
Imprint: University of Ottawa Press
In adult physical rehabilitation, the transformative learning theory presents the basis for a detailed model of Meaning Perspective Transformation in Physical Rehabilitation based on research evidence, with examples and cases, and presents directives for clinical applications.
Transformative Physical Rehabilitation: Thriving After a Major Health Event draws from the theoretical background of transformative learning in adult education (Mezirow) to discuss the expansion and transfer of knowledge to clinical rehabilitation and community health rehabilitation settings for rehabilitation interventions.
It also presents ground breaking findings of a fifteen-year research project on the process of meaning perspective transformation with client/patient groups. The project generated the first model of transformative change in the field of physical rehabilitation, built on the results of successive, externally funded research projects completed for the first time with various client populations undergoing interventions in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and other physical health rehabilitation disciplines.
The book is written for clinicians, educators, and students of physical rehabilitation, as well as for those who are interested in helping a loved one deal with personal change.
Published in English.