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Appendix D - Elements of Comprehensive Management of DisabilityFootnote 42

Element Conventional terms Professions that may be involved
(illustrative, not conclusive)
Case management* Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, rehabilitation case managers.
Treatment for physical and mental health conditions causing or contributing to disability. "individual", "biological", "medical" Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation professionals and others.
Assistance with mental adaptation to disability. "psycho-" Primary care and specialist physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and others.
Social interventions to mitigate disability. "-social" Social workers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, physicians, psychologists and others.
Changing the person’s physical environment to mitigate disability. "-social" and "vocational" Social workers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, and others.
Enabling employment "vocational" Vocational rehabilitation professionals and others.

Note: * In some models, case managers may also participate in various aspects of treatment.

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