Academic journal article The Journal of Rehabilitation

Editors' Comments

Academic journal article The Journal of Rehabilitation

Editors' Comments

Article excerpt

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to have an editorial in this issue of the Journal. The very well thought out comments in "How do we lead when change is constant?" by McFarlane, Schroeder, Enriquez and Dew will hopefully stimulate others to consider commenting on problems and issues in the field of rehabilitation. Change in the field seems to be one of the few constants. Paul A. began in the field as a rehabilitation counselor in 1963. Interestingly, he does not remember a time when a crisis of some sort was not part of the landscape. It seems that we are constantly having to deal with serious threats to the effectiveness and viability of both programs and professions in the field. McFarlane, Schroeder, Enriquez and Dew offer some thoughts on principles that should guide policy and management decisions in this environment.

We hope these comments will stimulate others to think about issues important to the field and consider contributing as well. We believe the field of rehabilitation needs thoughtful people to consider issues and problems with a new perspective. Part of the difficulty appears to be a reluctance to confront and resolve old conflicts and issues that have been a part of the landscape of the field since at least 1963. Should rehabilitation counselors be counselors or providers of needed services to people with disabilities? …

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