Anosognosia and rehabilitation: Definitions, practice implications, and directions for future research
Anosognosia, the unawareness of impairment, affects a broad range of clinical populations. Patients presenting with anosognosia deny their deficits and may not see the merits of participating in rehabilitation. This review paper, written by two Master of Occupational Therapy students, explores pertinent research on the concept of anosognosia and its potential relationship to rehabilitation outcomes, as well as discusses some of the clinical implications in treating individuals with anosognosia. The information in this article will be relevant to any disciplines working with people with decreased insight, particularly in a rehab setting.
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