Journal, Physical Therapy Education

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 3, Winter

Beyond Treatment: Patient Education for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
ABSTRACT: As health care providers, physical therapists tire also health educators and health promoters. The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice supports a practice that includes health promotion, education, and wellness, yet this is not reflected in...
Community Health Education: Evolving Opportunities for Physical Therapists
ABSTRACT: The US health care deliverv svstem has undergone dramatic change in recent years. Multiple societal factors are seen as responsible for this evolution. Quite apparent is a shift from an individual to a community.16cus on health care delivery....
Culture and Patient Education: Challenges and Opportunities
ABSTRACT The efectiveness of clinical care is enhanced when the professional is aware of and can accommodate the client's cultural perspective. This approach to patient education requires individualized attention. This article takes the position that...
Facilitating Behavior Change: Strategies for Education and Practice
ABSTRACT- This paper develops an argument for the inclusion of brief disease prevention counseling into the training curricula of physical therapists. Cited literature suggests that practicing therapists are likelv not taking full advantage of concepts...
Guest Editorial
Patient Education Programs that educate patients do not.just happen. Rather they are shaped bly the beliefs and skills of those offering the education.1 What is patient education? What are the present and future roles for physical therapists in patient...
Health Policy Implications for Patient Education in Physical Therapy
ABSTRACT This paper explores the concept of health policy in light of the complexities of today's physical therapy practice, identifies many sources of health policy, and concludes with a discussion of our personnel responsibility for patient education....
Patient Education and Family Systems
ABSTRACT.- physical therapy professionals are giving increased emphasis to including,ffimiky members and caregivers as partners in the patient education process, Physical therapy students and professionals can greatly benefit from being exposed to a...
Patient Education: Past and Present
ABSTRACT: Patient education has been a part of health care since the first healer gave the first patient advice about treating his (or her) ailments. This paper provides a brief look at some of the major historical developments of patient education,...
Teaching and Learning about Patient Education in Physical Therapy Professional Preparation: Academic and Clinical Considerations
ABSTRACT: The role of the physical therapist as patient educator is central to everyday practice as a clinician. Thus, an important question for physical therapy educators is how to best teach and help students learn about patient education in physical...