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Listing of articles in 2009 -> May/June.
Editorial: Setting Our Course
Elaine Tilka Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA FAAN
Rehabilitation nurses are fortunate to practice in a specialty area with a bright future and great potential to further expand patients' quality of life and functional outcomes. Although predicting the future is always difficult, the benefit of such...

Culturally Competent Care Complements Interactions with People with Disabilities (CE)
Paul Nathenson, MPA RN CRRN HN-BC
This article describes the concept of disability as a culture, discusses key components of cross-cultural communication with people with disabilities, and identifies the key elements of providing culturally competent care to people wi...

Don't Worry, Be Positive: Improving Functional Recovery 1 Year After Hip Fracture (CE)
Yuchi Young, DrPH Barbara Resnick, PhD
It is not uncommon for studies examining factors associated with functional recovery 1 year after hip fracture to be presented from the perspective of clinicians or researchers. Few studies have examined factors that facilitate functi...

Stress Response in Female Veterans: An Allostatic Perspective
Maureen Wimberly Gror, PhD RN FAAN Candace Burns, PhD ARNP
Women serving in the military face many sources of stress, such as separation from home and family, sexual harassment and assault, and deployment to traumatic war zones. Some women are vulnerable to the effects of these stressors, res...

Nurse-Managed Free Clinic Fosters Care Connection for Homeless Population (CE)
Cornelia Ronan Wilson, EdD PMHCNS-BC LPCC FAAN
The goal of this article is to demystify the process that healthcare providers must follow when working with homeless patients who sustain injuries or exhibit illnesses that necessitate rehabilitation care. Observations made over a pe...

The Potential of Disease Management for Neuromuscular Hereditary Disorders
Maud-Christine Chouinard, PhD RN Cynthia Gagnon, PhD OT Luc Laberge, PhD Carmen Tremblay, BSc RN Charlotte Ct, RN Nadine Leclerc, BSc RN Jean Mathieu, MD MSc FRCP(c)
Neuromuscular hereditary disorders require long-term multidisciplinary rehabilitation management. Although the need for coordinated healthcare management has long been recognized, most neuromuscular disorders are still lacking clinica...

24-Hour Rehabilitation Nursing: The Proof Is in the Documentation
Pam Hentschke, MSN RN CRRN
For a facility to be classified as an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF), Medicare requires that the facility provide 24-hour rehabilitation nursing. Documentation is important because it helps determine the most appropriate site...