Scope of Liability for Rehabilitation [Invited Speech]
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AbstractRehabilitation is now covering a wider perspective to include any visceral disabilities which would include chronic illnesses including mental health, not only restricted to physical injuries. Rehabilitation can now be regarded as tertiary prevention, prevention of complications and further deterioration of existing chronic condition and restoration of usual functional capacity as far as possible; and quaternary prevention, prevention of complications of medical interventions. The scope of rehabilitative services is not only in the hands of particular specialty, and physicians and other healthcare professionals in primary care are also involved. Self-management and self-care, and patient empowerment programmes now also play an important part in rehabilitation, and the providers would go beyond the main stream healthcare professionals including health coach, peer counsellors, caregivers. Re-visitation of the concept of duty of care and definition of reasonable standard of care is warranted. As rehabilitation is a long term process and there would be many intervening factors, more in depth analysis of causation of damage is needed if arisen. This presentation will discuss the issue of liability for the different levels of providers involved in rehabilitation particularly for those not in main stream healthcare practice.
All Author(s) ListAlbert Lee
Name of ConferenceACLM 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting "Legal Aspects of Rehabilitation Medicine"
Start Date of Conference26/10/2019
End Date of Conference27/10/2019
Place of ConferenceCanberra
Country/Region of ConferenceAustralia
Year2019
Month10
Day27
Pages1 - 1
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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