Communication and Clinical Effectiveness in Rehabilitation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750656658, 9780702038532

Communication and Clinical Effectiveness in Rehabilitation

1st Edition

Author: Frances Reynolds
Paperback ISBN: 9780750656658
eBook ISBN: 9780702038532
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 11th November 2004
Page Count: 272

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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.

Key Features

  • Discusses strategies for communicating with both colleagues and patients
  • Examines the evidence for the importance of effective communication in enhancing clinical effectiveness
  • Contains reflective exercises for self-awareness of personal communication skills and difficulties
  • Provides case studies that allow the reader to analyze a range of realistic communication problems
  • Includes research-based evidence throughout

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


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About the Author

Frances Reynolds

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Psychology and Rehabilitation Counselling, Department of Health Studies, Brunel University, Isleworth, UK