Realize has developed several resources to support rehabilitation practitioners, clinicians and service providers who work with people living with HIV. We are also committed to sharing practice resources created by others when they serve to raise awareness of the intersection between HIV and disability, foster capacity-building for those who provide services to people living with HIV, and further our collective understanding of rehabilitation in the context of HIV and episodic disability.
The HIV and Disability section defines HIV as an “episodic disability” using the World Health Organization’s definition of disability and the ICF Framework.
The Best Practices section outlines Realize’s ongoing work to identify ideal models of rehabilitation education and service delivery in Canada, and internationally.
The Working with People with HIV section provides an overview of the unique mental health and social factors influencing the quality of life of people living with HIV. This section introduces tools for working with people living with HIV who might be experiencing depression.
The Research Priorities section describes The Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC) and introduces key research priorities in HIV and rehabilitation.
Practice Resources Resources
E-Module for Evidence-Informed HIV Rehabilitation
E-Module: E-Module for Evidence-Informed HIV Rehabilitation. Toronto, Canada. Author: Realize.
Working with People Living with HIV: What Should Physiotherapists Know?
Article; January 2018; Author: Realize; pdf
Published on the IgnitePhysiotherapy Blog in the New to Practice Community group.
IgnitePhysiotherapy is the online forum that brings physiotherapists together in various communities
Introduction to Rehabilitation in the Context of HIV for Family Physicians
Endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada; Realize, 2017