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The restoration of former rights, authority, or abilities.

The process of rehabilitating a witness involves restoring the credibility of the witness following Impeachment by the opposing party. Rehabilitating a prisoner refers to preparing him or her for a productive life upon release from prison.


noun adjustment, alteration, development, improvement, instauration, readjustment, rebuilding, reclamation, reconstitution, reconstruction, recreation, recuperation, redemption, reeducation, reestablishment, reformation, reindoctrination, reinstatement, remodeling, renewal, renovation, reorganization, repair, reparation, restitution, restoration, resurrection, return, revival, revivement, revivification, salvation
Associated concepts: company rehabilitation
See also: change, correction, improvement, progress, reconversion, remedy, rendition, renewal, reorganization, repair, reparation
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The 108-page book includes 10 sections covering a wide range of advice for those with the disease, including getting a diagnosis, understanding the condition, medication and inhalers, the benefits of a pulmonary rehabilitation programme, smoking cessation, day-to-day living with COPD, the roles of the health-care team and end-of-life care.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the opinions and attitudes toward exercise in people with COPD who had completed a randomized controlled trial of 12-month maintenance exercise program that followed an 8-week pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Holland AE and Hill AJ (2011) New horizons for pulmonary rehabilitation.
As there is no cure for emphysema, the goal of current treatment methods such as drug therapy (inhaled steroids, bronchodilators and antibiotics), supplemental oxygen, and pulmonary rehabilitation (breathing exercises) is to relieve symptoms and teach people how to live with the disease.
The results from this small sample provide compelling evidence that Tai Chi is an effective training programme for patients with COPD, and could be considered as an alternative to the usual exercise training programmes that are available in pulmonary rehabilitation," lead author, Regina Wai Man Leung from the Concord Repatriation General Hospital, said.
American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
At Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (BUMC), the roots of chronic disease management for patients with pulmonary disease can be traced back to 1981 with the creation of the campus's pulmonary rehabilitation program for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or chronic asthma, and while the outpatient asthma center was created separately from pulmonary rehabilitation, in 1990 both programs intercalated into a single entity with staff sharing responsibilities for the varying aspects of the center.
Pulmonary rehabilitation improves average BODE score by 0.
I am also able to refer patients to an exercise class called Pulmonary Rehabilitation, as this will help improve their exercise tolerance, enabling them to do a little more exercise.
Physical fitness and quality of life outcomes in a pulmonary rehabilitation program utilizing symptom limited interval training and resistance training.