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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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Rehabilitation professionals can help improve perceptions of control by working with employers on accommodations and job restructuring prior to the start of employment.
Fortunately, developers of historic rehabilitations can find expert assistance with the tax credit syndication process.
Likewise, other authors have promoted the rehabilitation counselor's role in delivering empowerment and choice making opportunities (Batavia, 2002; Batorski & McAlpin, 1992; Bolton, 1997; Curl & Sheldon, 1992; Emener, 1991; Schriner, 1995).
I recognize that the work being done by the rehabilitation field continues to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and to make America a more inclusive society.
Sonik: The AHA Long-Term Care Section provides representation, advocacy and member services to providers of rehabilitation, long-term care and continuing care to better serve the health needs of patients and communities.
So, while the therapist may provide hands-on treatment that reduces pain, the goal of the chronic pain patient's rehabilitation program is to make the patient independent in pain management techniques.
The Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (ORDS) at Michigan State University (MSU) and Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) have had a long-standing, productive, and mutually beneficial relationship that extends back some 45 years or more.
Consortium of Administrators in Native American Rehabilitation Conference
It has been suggested, for example, that few rehabilitation counselors either utilize the various existing measures of adjustment or adaptation in the counseling process, or assess the client's adaptation in terms of any extant theory (Bishop, 2001; Kendall & Buys, 1998).
There are two types of rehabilitation tax credit -- a 10% credit on qualified expenditures for the rehabilitation of any pre-1936 building, and a 20% credit on qualified expenditures for the rehabilitation of "certified" historic buildings.

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