This text provides an overview of vocational rehabilitation (VR) practice, making it the perfect companion for students and practitioners with an interest in supporting people back to work and improving their sense of health and well-being. The book is divided into three parts: the first covers the policy context of VR in the UK, defining VR, outlining the development of national standards in the sector, and looking at issues such as the economy and worklessness, and the legal background. The second part examines models of VR practice and relevant standards. It explores the nature of developing services in the public and private sectors, illustrated by case studies from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. The final part presents a detailed introduction to the knowledge and skills required in providing a VR service, including consideration of the multidisciplinary processes and stages involved. Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation includes numerous case studies and a dedicated chapter of issues and questions to aid reflection.
Comprehensive and evidence-based, this is the first multidisciplinary textbook for students and practitioners from a range of backgrounds, including occupational therapy and health, physiotherapy, human resources, nursing, social work and health psychology.
Part 1: Health, Disabilty and Worklessness in the UK 1. Recognising Vocational Rehabilitation 2. The Nature of the Problem: Sickness, Disability, Absenteeism, Worklessness and a Developing Compensation Culture 3. The Public Sector Policy Response 4. The Private Sector Response 5. The Legal Context Part 2: Employment and Disability Services in the UK: Vocational Rehabilitation Practice 6. The Vocational Rehabilitation Service User 7. The Vocational Rehabilitation Service Provider 8. Jobcentre Plus: Employment and Disability Services 9. National Health Service Part 3: The Vocational Rehabilitation Process: The Application of Skills and Knowledge 10. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling, Multi-Disciplinary Working and Client Case Management 11. The VR Process Stage 1: Initial Evaluation, Inclusion and Rehabilitation Planning 12. The VR Process Stage 2: Assessment 13. The VR Process Stage 3: Pre-placement Support and Job Development 14. The VR Process Stage 4: Placement, Job Retention and Case Closure 15. Considering the Future