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One of the most recognized and respected texts in rehabilitation for nearly two decades, Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care has been updated into a substantial fourth edition that includes the latest information on the relationship between the patient and the practitioner.
Dr. Carol Davis, along with contributions from three of today's leaders, has written this fourth edition to assist health care professionals in learning about themselves. Patient Practitioner Interaction is filled with information designed to help improve personal interaction and communication skills, specifically when dealing with difficult circumstances. Students and professionals are instructed on the finer points of how to learn about the patients with whom they will come in contact as well as the challenges of interacting with therapeutic presence in the ever-changing world of health care under demanding circumstances.
Patient Practitioner Interaction, Fourth Edition offers students and professionals a chance to explore self-awareness and how their communication patterns and values were originally developed. This practical and user-friendly resource encourages the use of reflection and problem solving skills to achieve professional maturation and explains how the nature of their own decisions and values affects their attitudes and actions toward others.
The updated fourth edition of Patient Practitioner Interaction, by Dr. Carol Davis, will guide health care professionals to promote the healing process in patients and their loved ones through sensitivity and improved communication. This renowned text is a proven essential and belongs on the bookshelf and in the minds of every physical therapy student and health care professional.
New to this Fourth Edition:
This book contains black-and-white illustrations.
Contents Dedication Acknowledgments About the Author Contributing Authors Preface Preface to the First Edition Foreword Section I: Awareness of Self Chapter 1: Basic Awareness of Self Chapter 2: Family History Chapter 3: Values as Determinants of Behavior Chapter 4: Identifying and Resolving Moral Dilemmas Section II: Interacting With Others Chapter 5: The Nature of Effective Helping: Empathy and Sympathy vs Pity Chapter 6: Effective Communication: Problem Identification and Helpful Responses Chapter 7: Assertiveness Skills and Conflict Resolution Chapter 8: Communicating to Establish Rapport and Reduce Negativity Using Neurolinguistic Psychology Helen L. Masin, PT, PhD Chapter 9: Communicating With Cultural Sensitivity Helen L. Masin, PT, PhD Chapter 10: The Helping Interview Chapter 11: Health Behavior and Effective Patient Education Kathleen A. Curtis, PT, PhD Chapter 12: Communicating With Persons Who Have Disabilities Kathleen A. Curtis, PT, PhD Chapter 13: Sexuality and Disability: Effective Communication Sherrill H. Hayes, PT, PhD Chapter 14: Communicating With the Dying and Their Families Chapter 15: Stress Management Index