Exploring awareness, barriers and enablers that affect rehabilitation decisions and equitable access to rehabilitative care.
Rehabilitation after illness, injury, or surgery is certainly not a ‘one-size fits all’ situation. But when someone needs it, for example, as part of recovery from a knee replacement, or a stroke, how do they find out what the best options for their individual condition and circumstances are? Then, how do they make a choice about what to do?
To design ways to make rehabilitation access more equitable, and also to design better services for the future, we can’t rely on our opinions and or assumptions about how people come to end up in a rehab program.
We are looking for people to take part in a discussion and share their thoughts and experiences about rehabilitation options and choices.
The team, and what the study involves:
Team: Top left Gillian Mason, top right Adrian O’Malley, Bottom left Stephen Ward and Tracy Ward, Bottom Right Dr Nicki Hodyl
Rehabilitation, or ‘rehab’ is the process of improving physical and mental health and adapting to how your body and mind functions after injury, illness or surgery.
As part of rehab, you may receive advice from or take part in therapies with health professionals. It can happen in a hospital, at a day clinic, in the community or at home.
We want to see people have better access to choices for rehabilitation that meets their needs.
Register your interest – both people who are in or have done rehabilitation & health professionals
To find out more or to register your interest please contact Gill at Gillian.Mason@newcastle.edu.au or 02 4042 0245.
To find out more about the research team for this study click here.