Exploring access to rehabilitation services from allied health professional for patients with primary high-grade brain tumors

McCartney, Butler, and Acreman observe that rehabilitation for patients with primary brain tumors produces statistically and clinically significant improvements in function, but there are very few studies available that look at access to rehabilitation for this group of patients as a primary objective. Further, existing studies and clinical experience suggest that patients with brain tumors do not access rehabilitation services frequently or easily locally or nationally. This study suggested that barriers to accessing rehabilitation for this group of patients are complex, but some of the solutions could be reached through education and co-ordination of services.

– Palliative Medicine. 2011. 25, 788-796

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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