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Rehabilitation Counselling and Holistic Care: An Exploratory Scoping Review

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posted on 2021-10-21, 07:33 authored by Alexandra P. Birch, Hafsa Mohamed, Amy Heath, Lindsay CareyLindsay Carey, Lillian Krikheli, Mitchell Kay, Eutichia Drakopoulos

Purpose: The purpose of this scoping review was to explore the literature regarding holistic care in rehabilitation case management settings. Method: From the 273 articles identified, a total of 17 articles were found to be applicable to the research topic: rehabilitation counselling and holistic care. Results: Following the analysis of articles, five recurrent themes were identified: (1) spirituality/spiritual beliefs, (2) disability, (3) religion/religious views, (4) employment/vocation, (5) holism and (6) culture/ cultural competency. Conclusion: Engaging a holistic approach in rehabilitation case management setting was found to be a valuable skill for the practitioner to assist clients. To be a holistic practitioner the counsellor must consider all the bio-psycho-social and spiritual challenges a client may be facing in order to best provide services that align with clients and their needs.


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