Discusses goal setting within the context of rehabilitation and healthcare, and it's necessity as part of multidisciplinary teamwork. Demonstrates the need to use the biopsychosocial model of illness. Offers an extensive review of evidence about and discussion of the various theories that concern altering behaviour, drawing upon a broad range of material.
Contents include: Goal theory in rehabilitation; Goal setting in Clinical practice; and Specific applications. This final section covers goal setting after brain injury, in paediatric rehabilitaion, for people with aphasia, and in stroke rehabilitation, as well as self-management for chronic conditions and use of goals for services for community-dwelling older people.