Elements of an Effective Physical Therapist-Patient Relationship

carrollscholars.legacy.contextkey11189034
carrollscholars.legacy.itemurlhttps://scholars.carroll.edu/sociology_theses/15
carrollscholars.object.degreeBachelor's
carrollscholars.object.departmentSociology & Anthropology
carrollscholars.object.disciplinesCommunication; Health Communication; Medicine and Health; Physical Therapy; Sociology
carrollscholars.object.seasonSpring
dc.contributor.advisorFr. Jeremiah Lowney
dc.contributor.advisorJerome Baggett
dc.contributor.advisorJacqueline Brehe
dc.contributor.authorHelvik, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T10:45:12Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T10:45:12Z
dc.date.embargo12/31/1899 0:00
dc.date.issued1999-04-01
dc.description.abstractIn the field of physical therapy, many aspects are important in developing and executing a successful plan for improving the health of a patient. The relationship between the physical therapist and patient is among the most important of these aspects. This paper offers a deeper sociological look at the relationship between a physical therapist and patient based on four areas, which seem pertinent to this relationship: (1) understanding the roles of the individuals involved; (2) compliance of the patient to prescribed regimens; (3) motivating the patients; and (4) effective communication. This study offers an analysis of the contribution of these four areas to improving the relationship between a physical therapist and patient. This study is based on data gathered through observations made during volunteer work and a supervised sociological internship within several physical therapy settings and is expanded with in-depth interviews of four physical therapists. The analysis provides a presentation of evidence as to how the relationship between the physical therapist and patient can be enhanced by understanding and applying several sociological concepts and theories.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/6987
dc.titleElements of an Effective Physical Therapist-Patient Relationship
dc.typethesis
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