Sunday, 24 June 2012

Neuropsych practice resources I: Survival tips for neuropsychologists in inpatient rehab settings.

In the coming months, I hope to share some of my favourite practice articles. 
This first one is worth obtaining for those working in multidisciplinary teams, or for neuropsychologists setting up a new service in an existing health service - whether rehabilitation or not. It talks about the importance of developing relationships with the other team members, and for different ways to demonstrate what you can do as a neuropsychologist. Thanks to Kelly Blair and Patrick Gorman for writing this piece back in 2003. It's still relevant today!
Survival Tips for the Neuropsychologist in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting.
By Blair, Kelly L.; Gorman, Patrick W.
Rehabilitation Psychology, Vol 48(4), Nov 2003, 310-313.
Objective: To assist neuropsychologists in adapting productively to the unique culture of the inpatient physical rehabilitation setting. Specific Aims: Identify potential problem areas in accommodating neuropsychological presence and practice in this environment, highlight steps to a more constructive adjustment to this unique clinical milieu, and identify predictable pitfalls if these adjustments are not made. Conclusion: Neuropsychologists who understand this culture and can speak the language of the physical rehabilitation setting have much to offer the patients, their families, and the other treating professionals. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

If you're a member of the Australian Psychological Society, remember that you can use the  EBSCO host service to access articles. The link to the service is:

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