Academic journal article British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Janine Enever: 1961 to 2009

Academic journal article British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Janine Enever: 1961 to 2009

Article excerpt

The Community Rehabilitation Service (CRS) team is sad to announce that Janine Enever passed away following a valiant fight with illness on 30 October 2009.

Although Janine's career in the National Health Service began as an ambulance driver in 1998, it was in 2002 that she joined the CRS to work as a rehabilitation assistant. At interview, Janine announced that she had taken time off from her day job to visit an occupational therapy and a physiotherapy department and felt that she had skills to offer clients living in the community. She was right. From her first days in the team, she showed herself to be an invaluable team member: always supportive of those around her, from students to managers. She worked tirelessly to ensure that her clients received the best of care. Janine was employed to support the occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and dietetic staff within the team.

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When the opportunity arose to train to be an occupational therapist, she took some convincing; however, she eventually applied for and was accepted on the occupational therapy course at London South Bank University in September 2006. She was surprised to be accepted; her team members were not. Janine remained surprised when she passed her first essays and examinations; the team members were not. The additional anatomy lessons will always raise a smile with those involved--these were usually planned at lunchtime and were a challenging question and answer session for Janine. …

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