Kristina Marie Kokorelias
People experiencing homelessness often live in environments that are conducive to contacting the COVID-19 virus. Rehabilitation clinicians caring for homeless populations face unique challenges while trying to rehabilitate individuals infected with the disease. Rehabilitation scientists are encouraged to study lived experiences to improve care.
Stephanie Posa, Bernice Lau & Allee Thompson
Introducing Issue 10 (Winter 2021) of rehabINK!
DeBrittany Mitchell & Julisa Cully
The Learning Collaborative Model has successfully been used as a knowledge translation strategy with over forty US state VR agencies. It is a primary component of the Rural Youth Apprenticeship Development Project (RYAD) focused on the development of apprenticeships programs for youth with disabilities in underserved rural communities.
Rochelle C. Furtado & Christina Ziebart
There is a clear gap in practice when incorporating gender within the field of physiotherapy. The lack of training, research and resources have created a barrier and limited the care for transgendered and non-binary people. This commentary hopes to bring awareness and strategies of incorporating a gender inclusive approach to all aspects of physiotherapy: research, curriculum and practice.
Neurodiversity opened our eyes to the wonderful variations of human experiences, while the social model helps us to see the constructed norms and values that can be disabling to neurodivergent individuals. Here we reconstruct the conversation around stuttering, through the lens of the social model, along with the insight and advocacy of those with lived experience of stuttering and its treatment.
Purely literacy-based research methods, such as interviews and questionnaires are prominent in the field of pediatric research. These methods may exclude paediatric participants that have developmental, cognitive and linguistic difficulties. Arts based research may address the limitations of literacy-based research methods.
Caregiver’s needs are often overlooked. Of particular concern is the caregiver from a collectivist cultural background, who may be overburdened and under supported. Recognizing and responding to the diverse needs of the people who access the healthcare system in Canada are essential.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked many discussions regarding our healthcare systems, especially about health equity. In Canada, we take pride in our universal healthcare model but are all Canadians able to access all rehabilitation services? This commentary explores current barriers and potential solutions to create equitable access to rehabilitation services in Canada.
Bilen Mekonnen Araya
Pregnancy-induced pelvic girdle pain creates a disability affecting pregnant women’s daily activity. Can the ICF framework be used to describe the condition to maximize women’s overall function and quality of life?
Chelsea MacDonald & Christina Ziebart
This article suggests making research more person-centred by challenging researchers to make their research relevant and applicable to the participants. This can be done by using the ICF, employing a participatory action research approach, and using qualitative methods and cognitive interviewing.