This book is addressed to nurses in the hope that they will accept the challenge that rehabilitation offers to the nursing profession. The author has served in various teaching, supervisory, and administrative positions in the nursing field and is now a supervisor and instructor at the rehabilitation center at Bellevue Hospital. This book was written to provide some means for accomplishing the ultimate aim of rehabilitation, that is, the restoration of the handicapped person to the fullest physical, mental, social, vocational, and economic usefulness of which he is capable. The author feels that the means to accomplish this end are to acquire knowledge of the content of nursing care in rehabilitation, to develop an ability to teach the principles of rehabilitation nursing, to extend the practice of rehabilitation nursing into every area of nursing care, and to educate the public to accept the concept of rehabilitation.
The book is divided