The Beauty of Patient Autonomy

ICS’s Jean Minkel writes about making space for a patient’s desires when they conflict with expert opinion.

Jean is ICS Senior Vice President for Rehabilitation Services and an internationally recognized expert on seating and mobility. A physical therapist and master clinician, Jean chose to work at ICS because “I found an organization that did not require me to ‘justify’ what people need. ICS values what I offer our members and welcomed me to be part of a revolution—supporting people to live independently in the community!”

Read Jean’s moving and insightful essay about the challenges that clinicians face in honoring the wishes of the people they serve, and the importance and rewards of doing so. Jean’s essay, which was published in Rehab Management magazine, is based on a presentation and discussion she led at the Annual International Seating Symposium.

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  1. Nancy Holland
    Nancy Holland says:

    Great article Jean. I found your perspective valuable, and I expect other rehab professionals would as well.

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