Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care, Fifth Edition
Over 20 years ago, Dr. Carol M. Davis created the path for teaching health care professionals how to develop self-awareness and communication skills critical to providing ethical, compassionate, and professional treatment and care to their patients.
That path is Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care, now in its Fifth Edition.
While the ways of communication have evolved over the last 23 years, the face-to-face role of the practitioner and patient has not. With technology having a large presence in health care, the personal interaction and comfort provided by the health care professional serves an even more important purpose in facilitating healing with therapeutic presence.
Patient Practitioner Interaction, Fifth Edition begins with chapters that assist students in self-awareness and understanding of their own history in developing their values and communication skills. This then guides the student into learning how to differentiate personal values from professional values.
In the remaining chapters, Dr. Carol M. Davis and her contributors take Patient Practitioner Interaction, Fifth Edition into the heart of the text: teaching actual skill development in communicating with patients, as well as skills in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. The updated exercises at the end of each chapter encourage an essential element in the inculcation of these fundamental skillsreflection and personalization of the material to ones own story.
New in the Fifth Edition:
- A new chapter on communicating about spirituality that teaches health care professionals to better assess the needs of patients and families dealing with hope, faith, and despair
- New material on communicating in the information age
- A reorganization of the chapters, contemporary terminology, and references
- New and updated exercises at the end of each chapter in the book
- A companion website that includes the chapter exercisesavailable with new textbook purchase
- Updated instructors material for faculty use in the classroom
Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom.
From the Foreword by Dr. Helen J. Hislop:
The author and contributors have made the topic not just a walk through social and personal issues and professional and personal behaviors, they have encased it in a scientific format of mainstream humanity, within each individual, between a caregiver and a care receiver, between friends or adversaries. Even more notably, Dr. Davis has provided health professionals with a road map to personal growth and worth and a source of human behavior that will engender faith, trust, and open and honest interactions between patients and therapistsin short, a thesaurus and encyclopedia of the sacred trust that must exist for a successful humanitarian experience in the health care arena.
Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care, Fifth Edition by Dr. Carol M. Davis is the answer to every curriculums need to develop effective interpersonal professional behavior in their students. top
Chapter 1: Basic Awareness of Self
Chapter 2: Family History
Chapter 3: Values as Determinants of Behavior
Chapter 4: Identifying and Resolving Moral Dilemmas
Chapter 5: Stress Management
Chapter 6: The Nature of Effective Helping: Empathy and Sympathy Versus Pity
Chapter 7: Effective Communication: Problem Identification and Helpful Responses
Chapter 8: Assertiveness Skills and Conflict Resolution
Chapter 9: Communicating to Establish Rapport and Reduce Negativity
Chapter 10: Communicating With Cultural Sensitivity
Chapter 11: The Helping Interview
Chapter 12: Spirituality in Patient Care
Chapter 13: Health Behavior and Effective Patient Education
Chapter 14: Communicating With Persons Who Have Disabilities
Chapter 15: Sexuality and Disability: Effective Communication
Chapter 16: Communicating With People Who Are Dying and Their Families
"This textbook would certainly be a welcome addition to any health care curriculum or professional practice to assist students and health care providers in learning the art of self-awareness while improving on their communication skills. The art of healing can be developed through its use by identifying ethical, compassionate, and professional treatment approaches to care in the promotion of optimal health care outcomes."
-Anna Walsh, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
"This book is well thought out, easy to read, and highly recommended for students and practitioners alike. As generational/societal attitudes continue to evolve, future editions will continue to be necessary."
— Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Doody’s Enterprises, Inc.
Review from past edition:
"Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care, 4th Edition, is an excellent text full of exercises to help physical therapy students and clinicians improve communication. The unique aspect of this manual is the many exercises at the end of each chapter. This manual will encourage discussion about real-life therapy and better prepare students for work. I will use it with my students when they are on clinical to help them understand who they are and how to communicate more effectively with patients."
— Mary Casey, MS, PT, UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA,
ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants
About the Author
Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA, is Professor Emerita of the Department of Physical Therapy in the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami and immediate past Vice Chair for Curriculum. Dr. Davis is an internationally known speaker and consultant in teaching and developing curriculum in professional behaviors, attitudes, and values and in complementary therapies in rehabilitation for physicians and all health professionals. In addition to being the author of Patient Practitioner Interaction: An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care, Fifth Edition, she is the editor of Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation: Evidence for Efficacy in Therapy, Prevention, and Wellness, Third Edition, also published by SLACK Incorporated, and co-editor of Therapeutic Interaction in Nursing.
Dr. Davis continues to teach doctor of physical therapy (DPT) students at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She has published several research articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of 18 book chapters. She served 6 years as a commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education and was a team leader and site visitor. She also served on the Ethics and Judicial Committee for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and was Chair in 2004–2005. She was awarded the Outstanding Teacher award by the Section on Geriatrics of the APTA in 2003, was named the 2005 Linda Crane Lecturer by the Sections on Cardiovascular and Pulmonary and Education, and was awarded the Lucy Blair Service Award in 1991 and the Catherine Worthingham Fellow award in 2003 by the APTA.
In addition to teaching and consulting, Dr. Davis maintains an active clinical practice, primarily treating patients with pain using energy-based myofascial release and exercise.