Patient Practitioner Interaction (Paperback)

An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care

By Davis, Carol M., DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA

Slack Incorporated, 9781556424007, 352pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 1998

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Patient Practitioner Interaction, Third Edition serves as a comprehensive knowledge base and experiential tool proven to be essential in the complete development of future health care professionals. This critically acclaimed work by Carol M. Davis, EdD, PT documents her 28 years of success in teaching health professionals.

This third edition of Dr. Davis' best-seller includes five new chapters from three invited authors dedicated to teaching readers how to effectively communicate with patients. Experts in the field address communicating with cultural sensitivity, and interfacing with persons with chronic disabilities. Educating patients in health behavior and discussing sexuality and disability are included in this updated text. Another chapter is devoted to communicating using Neurolinguistic Psychology. Dr. Davis also added more information to her existing chapter that examines moral dilemmas, especially those dilemmas emerging from managed care.

Special Features

Each chapter begins with a set of clearly outlined objectives to identify learning goals and concludes with experiential exercises to promote goal achievement.
Specially designed to assist the process of "professional socialization," the transition of the student into the professional role of a mature, healing practitioner.
A unique and practical format that contains thought provoking exercises to evoke self-awareness and reinforce learning.
True-to-life scenarios presented for education.
Textbook is written in a workbook format for individual interaction.
Third Edition concentrates on current ethical and moral situations.

About the Author

Carol M. Davis, EdD, PT

Carol M. Davis graduated from Lycoming College is Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in biology, and studied physical therapy at Case Western Reserve University (M.S., 1969). She completed her doctorate in humanistic studies at the School of Education at Boston University in 1982. Following a clinical staff position at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Davis was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Clinical Assistant Professor with Family and Internal Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine (Coordinator of the Fellowship in Clinical Geriatrics), Assistant Professor and co-chair ad interim at Sargent College of Boston University and Associate Professor of physical therapy at the University of Miami School of Medicine, where she teaches today. Dr. Davis also serves as Consultant to the Center for Psychosocial Oncology at the University of Miami Hospitals amd Clinics and treats patients with the University of Miami Faculty Practice. She regularly conducts postgraduate education workshops in geriatric care, in ethics, and in teaching attitudes and values. She is the editor of Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation: Holistic Approaches for Prevention and Wellness, which was published by SLACK Incorporated in 1996.

Praise For Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care

"All physical therapists, independent of their work environment, could use this text to improve the way they interact daily with their patients, peers, and their family. This text is an excellent textbook for use in a physical therapy program curriculum and is highly recommended."

— Joseph M. David, MS, PT, OCS, CSCS, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy