Role of nursing in physical rehabilitation

This study reviews the literature concerning improvement of rehabilitation nurse role, suggesting paths to reach this goal and evoking a still poorly discussed area. Some questions were raised to provoke reflection and discussion. It is evident, based on the literature, that nurses have a total role in rehabilitation, however the boundaries are not clearly defined. Professional nurses must must join rehabilitation practice with permanent education, that will contribute for a more efficient and influence in processes and rehabilitation services.

Rehabilitation; Rehabilitation nursing; Nurse's role

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