A rehabilitation patient is an individual suffering from significant decline in functioning capacity as the result of a severe medical problem.
- The following are some examples of such a problem: hip fracture, stroke, surgery, infectious disease, or other diseases that cause a deterioration of functioning capacity and the need for inter-disciplinary care from doctors specializing in rehabilitation.
- Rehabilitation is a treatment stage in an extended healing process, the aim of which is to improve specific elements of motor and cognitive functioning that were impacted as the result of illness or injury, as well as to raise the level of personal independence of patients so that they can return to leading and managing a healthy, active lifestyle. Rehabilitation may take place in the community or as part of hospitalization.
- It is a medical decision whether a patient is capable of being rehabilitated or not.
- Original information provided by the Mazor Clinical Center - Providing Legal Advice Regarding Patients Rights in Israel.
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.