Back on Track handbook, is a unique patient handbook developed by the New Zealand Spinal Trust and the Burwood Spinal Unit. The handbook is designed to be used as the ‘Course Curriculum’ for patients in their early rehabilitation phase as well as for their carers, families and friends. The 135 page hard cover spiral bound quality volume with chapter tabs for easy turning has been created with limited hand function in mind.
Julian Verkaaik, editor and illustrator, believes that rehabilitation is a process of learning, not a medical process, and patients need access to high quality information right from day one. This engaging full colour publication is liberally dosed with stories and advice from past ‘graduates’ of spinal services in New Zealand and this mix of personal and professional knowledge and experience really brings the publication alive. Illustrations are used to explain information instead of cumbersome columns of text.
Please Note for overseas orders there is a fee of $25 for postage and packing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The handbook is provided free to all new patients of Burwood and Auckland Spinal Units thanks to generous support from the Ministry of Health and ACC.
“This project is a marvelous example of what can be achieved when DHB’s, NGO’s and government agencies collaborate for the direct benefit of the health consumer” says Julian.