Communication and Clinical Effectiveness in Rehabilitation


  • Frances Reynolds, BSc, Dip Psych Couns, PhD, Lecturer in Psychology and Rehabilitation Counselling, Department of Health Studies, Brunel University, Isleworth, UK

Incorporating a patient-focused perspective on communication and health care, this new title for physical and occupational therapists and students provides practical strategies for effective communication with both colleagues and patients. Written in a straightforward, easy-to-understand style, it offers a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach and an emphasis on reflective practice, making it a timely and useful resource for today's readers.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5665-8

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Taking a research-guided approach to communication
2. Models of health, illness and rehabilitation
3. Understanding patients’ experiences of ill-health and health-care
4. Patients’ communication needs in health-care settings
5. Skillful communication and clinical effectiveness
6. Working in partnership with patients
7. Providing support
8. Patient education and empowerment
9. Teamwork in the rehabilitation setting
10. Conclusion