In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a “Call for Action” to address unmet needs for rehabilitation around the world. Recognising the critical contribution of workforce to addressing these needs, WHO are developing a Rehabilitation Competency Framework (RCF).
The RCF will have several important functions in helping address the rehabilitation workforce challenges countries face and its potential impact is considerable. It is therefore essential that it is informed by the perspectives of rehabilitation service users, who are the ultimate beneficiaries of the framework. WHO, along with the University of Sydney, are undertaking a consultation to ensure that the RCF adequately captures the values, beliefs and competencies that are important to service users. We are therefore seeking your support to complete a survey (in English and French, see link below) if you are or have even been a rehabilitation service user yourself, or to disseminate the link to rehabilitation service users you know, who are capable of providing feedback, with or without the support of a family member or care giver.
Please note that the survey:
• is completed online (participants will require access to a computer to complete it);
• will need to be completed with a parent/guardian for any participant under 18 years;
• does not request any identifiable information- we will not be able to link answers to a specific individual or service;
• will take 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on how much feedback is provided.
The survey will close on 1 December 2019.
You will find attached a full and brief version of a participant information sheet, which contain further information on the framework and the survey. These are also embedded within the survey itself.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jody Mills (WHO, Rehabilitation programme): [email protected]