Rehabilitation Nursing: A Contemporary Approach to Practice is a clinically-focused text designed to integrate rehabilitation into an academic curriculum, educate nurses new to the specialty, and aid practicing nurses preparing for certification. Incorporating competencies set forth by the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), it includes key terms, learning objectives, case studies, critical thinking, personal reflection, resources, and web links. Evidence-based and practical, this text offers unique and expert insights from an interdisciplinary author team drawing from nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, psychology, social work, nutrition, veterinary medicine, law, business, and many more. All chapters address ethics, research, and teaching and include a wide-variety of topics such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, joint replacement, neurological problems, cardio/pulmonary, chronic illness, pediatric and geriatric rehabilitation, and health policy. In addition, it explores exciting areas such as polytrauma, life care planning, and animal assisted therapy.