Transitions in rehabilitation: Rehabilitation process of patients with traumatic brain injury and stroke and their caregivers and knowledge use in professional practices and the interdisciplinary and inter-organizational cooperation in health and rehabilitation services in Norway and Denmark.
Key topics included in the “Transition project”:
- Patients self-understanding and identity work, as a contribution to maintain an autobiography.
- Patients’ strategies and the use of capitals in the meeting with stakeholders in the welfare state that has significance for the outcome of the rehabilitation program.
- Patient self-activity, negotiation and experience of influence on the rehabilitation process.
- Family Strategies and use of capitals in the rehabilitation process, including when they interact with the professions.
- Family members’ role as informal caregivers and support persons for the injured person, and how it affects their quality of life, work, etc.
- Differences between relatives relationship (daughter / son, spouse, mother / father etc.) To the patient, and its importance for the outcome of the rehabilitation program.
- Patient progression across professions , organizations and sectors
Professionals in the institutions of the Welfare State:
- Interprofessional decisions in the three phases of the rehabilitation process, with a focus on strategies, forms of capital, domination and different knowledge and forms of knowledge represented by the different professions.
- The professionals’ use of evidence-based knowledge and user involvement in the professional work.
- The institutions and the professionals’ compensation in cases where the patient and the relatives only have limited resources to draw on.
- Use of knowledge in professional practice.
- User Involvement and relationships between patients and professionals.
- The transitions within and between departments, institutions and sectors and “handover” of patients and the challenges involved.
- Inter-professional and interorganizational coordination in patient interaction and rehabilitation course
Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)
Partners in Norway:
Oslo University and Sunnaas hospital
Partners in Denmark:
- Aalborg University
- Region Hospitals: Hammel Neurocenter and Glostrup Hospital
Tone Alm Andreassen, HOV program