Patient Practitioner Interaction

Author: Carol M. Davis
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556427206
Format: PDF, Docs
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This text 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.

Patient Practitioner Interaction

Author: Carol M. Davis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781630910464
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For over 20 years, Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care has been the cornerstone textbook for health care professionals to learn and develop effective interpersonal professional behavior. Building on the foundational knowledge of past editions, the updated Sixth Edition continues to teach health care professionals how to develop self-awareness and communication skills critical to providing ethical, compassionate, and professional treatment and care for and with their patients. Drs. Carol M. Davis and Gina Maria Musolino designed the textbook to assist both faculty and students through instructional and learning objectives emphasizing the importance of self-awareness in patient interaction. The Sixth Edition guides faculty in teaching the essential component required of all health care professionals: the ability to know oneself and one's patterns of response in highly contentious situations. Through the featured learning activities and chapters on self-awareness and self-assessment, students will be able to better understand, change, and evaluate their learned patterns, values, and readiness for mature patient interactions for both typical and challenging patient care situations. The learned skills of self-awareness and effective interpersonal communication allow clinicians, faculty, and students to provide compassionate and therapeutic treatment and care for the good of the patients and their families. Developing health care providers are also guided in new focus areas in health care leadership and advocacy through interactive exercises. Features and benefits of the Sixth Edition: Four chapters on self-awareness to guide students in evaluating their values and readiness for mature interaction with patients under stressful situations, as well as their ability and capability for self-assessment and peer-assessment Interactive and online learning activities of real-life clinical situations and vignettes with tools provided to use in the classroom to make learning active and engaging. New content areas addressing leadership and advocacy with professional and community organizations; and self and peer assessment for fostering reflective professional development. An accompanying Instructor's Manual to help faculty learn how to convey the material in effective ways Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom. Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care, Sixth Edition will continue to be the go-to resource for students, faculty, and clinicians in allied health professions for effective patient interaction.

Physical Therapy Documentation

Author: Mia Erickson
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556427824
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Complete and accurate documentation is one of the most essential skills for a physical therapist to develop and use effectively. Necessary for both new and experienced practitioners, Physical Therapy Documentation: From Examination to Outcome will teach and explain physical therapy documentation from A to Z. Physical Therapy Documentation covers all of the fundamentals for prospective physical therapists preparing to work in the clinic or clinicians looking to refine and update their skills. Dr. Mia Erickson along with Rebecca McKnight and Dr. Ralph Utzman discuss documentation issues while providing a framework for the actual documentation format. In addition, Physical Therapy Documentation draws comparisons between the familiar, traditional documentation formats and contemporary models to provide a foundation for clinicians and students to use when documenting in any practice setting. Practice exercises and case studies are provided throughout the text demonstrating note-writing across the continuum of care. This text will allow the student or clinician to produce quality documentation consistent with current standards of practice. The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice is referenced throughout the text as the model for patient/client management. What's Inside: • Disablement models • Reasons for documentation • Documentation formats • Documentation and patient-client management • Discussion of reimbursement issues • Discussion of legal issues • Practical tips for note writing Throughout Physical Therapy Documentation, The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) language is used. The text is also correlated with the Nagi Model, which is well-known to most physical therapists, to help provide a bridge from the older model to the contemporary model. Physical Therapy Documentation provides physical therapy students, educators, and clinicians with a valuable reference tool for documentation within contemporary physical therapy practice.

Clinical Decision Making for the Physical Therapist Assistant

Author: Steven B. Skinner
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449662773
Format: PDF
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Clinical Decision Making for the Physical Therapist Assistant is a practical guide to developing the clinical judgment essential to effective patient care. Co-authored by two prominent physical therapy educators, this informative reference addresses a skill that is crucial to the success of Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs). Designed to integrate decision making into PTA education, it covers the types of decisions that must be made in physical therapy treatment and offers sound guidance on how to make them. Critical thinking questions and treatment activities are included with each chapter to enable students to apply what they’ve learned to real-life situations. This text is a valuable resource for intermediate and post intermediate physical therapist assistant courses. Designed Specifically for PTAs Provides clear guidance on making everyday clinical decisions Covers decision making in the context of major areas of physical therapy Integrates decision making into technical education Provides examples of decisions encountered in patient care

Developing Professional Behaviors

Author: Jack Kasar
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556423161
Format: PDF
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This timely book provides a focused approach for developing a challenging yet vital and necessary area for professional success in health care practitioners -- the development of professional behaviors. It addresses the essential elements that are necessary to perform professionally in society, such as dependability, professional presentation, initiative, empathy, and cooperation. These behaviors are developed through the recognition of skills, practice, experience, role mentorship, and evaluative feedback. The issues of professional behavior are directed specifically toward the health care professional. Emphasizing the importance of these behaviors in students can only help to strengthen them for professional roles. This book utilizes case vignettes, structured learning activities and exercises, and self-reflection and evaluation techniques. It helps to define what professionalism means, and presents strategies to enhance its development. Features Professional Development Assessment. Case Vignettes, Activities, and Exercises. Structured Activities for Professional Behaviors.

Comprehensive Wound Management

Author: Glenn Irion
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556428332
Format: PDF, ePub
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Take your wound management and treatment skills to the next level with Comprehensive Wound Management, Second Edition. Both physical therapy students and practicing clinicians of varying wound experience will be well prepared to identify and treat a variety of wounds beyond those covered in traditional textbooks such as pressure, neuropathic, venous, and arterial ulcers. Comprehensive Wound Management, Second Edition by Dr. Glenn Irion is a unique text that covers the spectrum of acute and chronic wounds. This encompassing text includes full color images, as well as chapter discussions on each type of intervention, prevention strategies and administrative concerns that impact the delivery of wound management services. Features: • Full-color images of wound types and interventions • Photographic descriptions of wound management • Line drawings illustrate and reinforce key concepts • Follows the principles of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice • Follows the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health. • Based on the Guide for Integumentary/Wound Management Content in Professional Physical Therapist Education developed by American Physical Therapy Association's Section on Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management. Along with providing key information on all aspects of wound management, this updated second edition, references the need to not only examine the wound but the patient as well, so that successful clinical judgments and developing effective treatment plans can be made. Everything you wanted to know about wound management: • Normal skin anatomy and physiology • Causes of wounds • Normal and abnormal healing • Clinical decision making • Interventions • Administrative issues that impact wound management practice Comprehensive Wound Management, Second Edition is an invaluable text that should be in the hands of all physical therapy students and clinicians, certified wound specialists, rehabilitation professionals, and any health care provider who is managing the treatment of wounds.

Evidence based Rehabilitation

Author: Mary C. Law
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556427688
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This text provides the most up-to-date information on evidence-based practice, the concepts underlying evidence-based practice, and implementing evidence into the rehabilitation practice. This text is organized by the steps of the process of evidence-based practice--introduction to evidence-based practice, finding the evidence, assessing the evidence, and using the evidence.

Outcome based Massage

Author: Carla-Krystin Andrade
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781767606
Format: PDF
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Written for physical therapists, massage therapists and occupational therapists, this text introduces an evidence-based clinical reasoning process for incorporating massage into therapeutic practice. The authors instruct readers in how to identify impairments, select and apply appropriate massage techniques, and integrate massage with other treatments. The book integrates a wide variety of techniques into a single problem-solving format consistent with the APTA's "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice". This Second Edition includes step-by-step examples of massage sequences and features superb photographic illustrations, boxes, charts, figures, and clinical examples. The companion website contains approximately 70 video clips that show how to perform many of the techniques and sequences illustrated in the book.

Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation

Author: Masaracchio, Michael
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450421245
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Enhanced by photos and medical art that demonstrate palpation techniques of bony and soft tissue structures of the musculoskeletal system, this text assists students and health care professionals in learning the surface palpation techniques required for working in the manual therapy professions.