I am a member of a very dynamic rehab team that all work together - as a team! Our situation is a medium secure psychiatric setting with many different types of cases, but our clients are not physically ill. However, we do the job of rehabilitation working with the ward nurses on all the individual programs doing whatever is necessary. Every member of our rehab team has a speciality, Recreation, social worker, psychologist, diversional therapist, physio, nursing (thats me), and we all work with the ward staff - including supervision and assistance when appropriate with ADL's.
I have worked in rehab in a general hospital in Australia and sympathise with your position. As a nurse you are a very valuable member of the rehab team it is sad if you are not recognised as such.
Keep your chin up and I am sure you will be recognised more sincerely one day soon.
Nurses are special people.
Hugs, smiles and kisses from Mister Chris:specs: