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Patient Education in Rehabilitation

Author(s): Olga Dreeben-Irimia, PhD, MPT, PT, Director, Dreeben Therapy Associates, Gainesville, Florida
  • ISBN-13: 9780763755447
  • Paperback    474 pages      © 2010
Price: $139.95 US List
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Patient Education in Rehabilitation is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody’s Core Titles.

Patient Education in Rehabilitation applies patient education skills to the clinical rehabilitation process in a reader-friendly manner. It explores various teaching and learning theories and models of instruction as well as the ethical, legal, communicative, and cultural variables involved in patient education. This text will help readers understand that delivering information, education, and training in rehabilitation will promote and optimize clinical interventions, enhancing compliance, continuity of care, and patient satisfaction. Divided into five sections—basic concepts; adherence and behavioral modifications; teaching and learning theories; legal and cultural variables; and examples in rehabilitation—this is the ideal text for all rehabilitation professionals. 


Key Features Include:

  • Case Studies
  • Chapter Objectives
  • Section Summaries
  • Appendices
  • Glossary
  • Patient Handouts (in English and Spanish)

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Section  I  Basic Concepts of Patient Education
  Chapter  1  Significance of Patient Education for Health Care and Rehabilitation
  Chapter  2  Historical Outlook of Patient Education in American Health Care
  Chapter  3  Historical Outlook of Patient Education in Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation
  Chapter  4  Patient Education in the Context of Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation
  Chapter  5  Predictors of Effectual Patient Education
Section  II  Patient Education Variables: Adherence, Communication, and Behavioral Modifications
  Chapter  6  Patient Education and Adherence Variables
  Chapter  7  Patient Education and Communication Variables
  Chapter  8  Patient Education and Behavioral Modification Variables
Section  III  Teaching and Learning Theories: Applications to Patient Education
  Chapter  9  Main Teaching and Learning Theories and Patient Education
  Chapter  10  Additional Teaching and Learning Theories and Patient Education
  Chapter  11  Adult Learning and Patient Education
  Chapter  12  Cognitive/Psychosocial Stages of Development and Patient Education
Section  IV  Ethical, Legal, and Cultural Variables in Patient Education
  Chapter  13  The Role and Significance of Ethical Systems for Health Care
  Chapter  14  Morality and Values in Patient Education
  Chapter  15  Ethical and Legal Aspects of Patient Education
  Chapter  16  Cultural Factors in Patient Education
Section  V  Selected Topics in Patient Education: Examples in Rehabilitation
  Chapter  17  Teaching and Learning Strategies for Motor Performances
  Chapter  18  Patient Education for Older Adults Related to Exercises/Activities and Internet Utilization
  Chapter  19  Teaching and Learning Considerations for Wellness, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention

Olga Dreeben-Irimia, PhD, MPT, PT-Director, Dreeben Therapy Associates, Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Olga Dreeben-Irimia has been in the profession of physical therapy for twelve years, both as a clinician and as an educator. She was the Director of the PTA  Program at Lake City Community College in Florida and more recently Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, University of North Texas, Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Her doctoral preparation was specific to physical therapy education. For over ten years, Dr. Dreeben-Irimia has been involved in evaluating and applying educational theories in relation to physical therapy education and clinical practice. Dr. Dreeben-Irimia brings her experience and her training as a clinician and as an educator to this text.   

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  • "This is an excellent book on patient education in rehabilitation. The instruction provided to students and professionals in occupation and physical therapy will promote and lead to positive patient outcomes. Comprehensive books such as Physical Rehabilitation, 5th edition, O'Sullivan and Schmitz (F. A. Davis, 2007), cover system assessments and common medical conditions in need of physical or occupational rehabilitation, but fail to provide insights into effective patient education, a key component for successful patient outcomes."

    ~ Christine Frazer, PhD, CNE, Walden University (for Doody's Book Review, November 2009) 

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ISBN-13: 9780763755447

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Bundle ISBN: 9781449647544
Patient Education in Rehabilitation & Health Professional as Educator

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