Rehabilitation Counselling and Holistic Care: An Exploratory Scoping Review Report uri icon


  • Purpose: The purpose of this scoping review was to explore the literature regarding holistic care in rehabilitation case management settings. This report provided an initial exploratory scoping review prepared for Associate Professor James Athanasou, Rehabilitation Counselling, Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Method: From the 273 articles identified, a total of 17 articles were found to be applicable to the research topic: rehabilitation counselling and holistic care. Results: Following the analysis of articles, five recurrent themes were identified: (1) spirituality/spiritual beliefs, (2) disability, (3) religion/religious views, (4) employment/vocation, (5) holism and (6) culture/ cultural competency. Conclusion: Engaging a holistic approach in rehabilitation case management setting was found to be a valuable skill for the practitioner to assist clients. To be a holistic practitioner the counsellor must consider all the bio-psycho-social and spiritual challenges a client may be facing in order to best provide services that align with clients and their needs.

publication date

  • 2018