Part of the independent clinical study course for the MSc.N. at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, hence the North American perspective.
An interdisciplinary tool for assessing patients’ readiness for discharge in the rehabilitation setting*
Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 9–21, January 1979
How to Cite
Fenwick, A. M. (1979), An interdisciplinary tool for assessing patients’ readiness for discharge in the rehabilitation setting. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 4: 9–21. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1979.tb02984.x
- Issue online: 22 DEC 2006
- Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 22 June 1978
This paper describes the setting up of an interdisciplinary tool to assess readiness for discharge of patients from hospital. The rationale behind the tool is discussed and the literature is reviewed for current perspectives of measurement in rehabilitation, the desirability of planning discharges or referrals and the interdisciplinary nature of the health care team. The concept of readiness is also discussed. Finally, the evolution of the tool is described and its use wiik selected patients in a rehabilitation hospital is demonstrated.