The patient and family are the most important members of the rehabilitation team. It is vitally important that open and honest communication takes place between the patient, family, and team members to assure the success of the rehabilitation program.
The patient and family are entitled to certain rights during the rehabilitation process, that may include the following:
The patient and family also have certain responsibilities during the rehabilitation process, that may include the following:
By working together, the patient, family, and team can best set and attain realistic goals for optimal health and function, adequate discharge planning, and, eventually, community re-entry.
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