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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1

Defining physical and rehabilitation medicine

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA

Date of Web Publication11-Jun-2019

Correspondence Address:
Gerard E Francisco
1333 Moursund Street, Houston, TX 77030
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-7904.259371

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How to cite this article:
Francisco GE. Defining physical and rehabilitation medicine. J Int Soc Phys Rehabil Med 2019;2, Suppl S1:1

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Francisco GE. Defining physical and rehabilitation medicine. J Int Soc Phys Rehabil Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Sep 28];2, Suppl S1:1. Available from: https://www.jisprm.org/text.asp?2019/2/5/1/259371

The Journal of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine is extremely proud to publish the book “The Scope of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine,” edited by Prof. Christoph Gutenbrunner with the assistance of Dr. Boya Nugraha and Prof. Walter Frontera. The purpose of the book is to discuss the scope of the practice of physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) around the world while respecting variations from country to country. In its attempt to create a framework for PRM, the book successfully harmonizes the concept and practice of PRM across the globe and reinforces the platform for the future development of the field. The book is divided into seven major chapters: Functioning, Disability and Health; Rehabilitation; PRM – Clinical Scope; Education of the Specialist in PRM; PRM in Health Care Systems; Acute Rehabilitation; Scientific Background of PRM; Organizations of PRM in the World. The chapters were co-authored by the leaders in PRM in >20 countries from around the world, reflecting the collaborative nature of the specialty.

As global health priorities change over time, scientific discoveries are made and the political and socioeconomic milieu evolve, so too, will PRM. The specialty will have to continuously re-define itself to remain relevant and responsive to the health needs of people around the world. We hope to have the opportunity to share with our readers' future iteration of the Scope Book that will describe and re-define the field of PRM.

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