A deepening understanding of rehabilitation in the Cook Islands: a participatory action research project


Rebecca Washbourn
Senior Physiotherapist, On the Go Physio Ltd


Thursday 18th February, 2016
Burwood Hospital

Rebecca Washbourne, Peer Group 18Feb16

Rebecca had recently completed her master’s degree which explored how rehabilitation is conceptualised in the Cook Islands to support and strengthen services provided by Te Vaerua. Her study suggests that the focus of rehabilitation in the Cook Islands differs from a traditional Western approach with a cultural framework underpinning successful rehabilitation outcomes.

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