Paula A. Reber, MEd RN CRRN, is a senior staff educator, spinal cord liaison, at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD.
Perspectives: Communication: The Key to Effective Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Care of a Child with Complex Rehabilitation Needs
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
2011 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 36, Issue 5, pages 181–186, September-October 2011
How to Cite
Reber, P. A., DiPietro, E. A., Paraway, Y., Obst, B. P., Smith, R. A. and Koller, C. L. S. (2011), Perspectives: Communication: The Key to Effective Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Care of a Child with Complex Rehabilitation Needs. Rehabilitation Nursing, 36: 181–186. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2011.tb00192.x
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
- brain injury;
Healthcare providers have the unique opportunity to provide care and treatment to patients with complex medical needs. They learn early in their careers that the care they provide doesn't just include the patient. Communication is essential across the continuum and involves multiple providers and the family. An interdisciplinary team facilitates a comprehensive plan for recovery and treatment. This case study centers on the interdisciplinary approach to the rehabilitation continuum of care across the spectrum and its effects on patient outcomes.