Specially written for therapy students working with patients who have chronic physical conditions, this book will be invaluable in helping occupational therapy and physiotherapy students develop insights, knowledge and skills that will enhance the education and support that they provide to patients, while increasing their understanding of collaborative working within interprofessional teams. Students and qualified practitioners in other health disciplines, such as nursing, will also find much of the material relevant for enhancing patient centred care in rehabilitation and extended stay environments.
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. Skilful 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.