The Ethical Standpoints of Rehabilitation in the Nordic Countries- A Theoretical Study About Caring Sciences and Rehabilitation
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Original versionInternational Journal of Caring Sciences. 2021, 14 (1), 29-?.
Purpose: The study's purpose is to argue from a theoretical perspective, the importance of an ethical foundation or ontology in rehabilitation. The study aims to create a theoretical model where ethics and rehabilitation form a synthesis. Method: The study is theoretical in the fields of rehabilitation and Caring Science. It follows a hermeneutic approach where the text is interpreted and analysed concerning context. Findings: A common opinion, based on our material, is that rehabilitation is a relationship rather than a separate activity area. No professional group can invoke a monopoly on rehabilitation. Who formulates clinical practice goals and determines the patients' needs? How is the rehabilitation process tailored to the theme of "what is right "and "what is best for the patient"? Conclusion: The theoretical model as it describes in this paper has opportunities to guide the ReHabilitering team against excellent ethical rehabilitation independent of clinical context.