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Meeting the needs of people with aphasia, their families and speech-language pathologists: tensions in the goal-setting process

Worrall, Linda and Davidson, Bronwyn and Hersh, Deborah and Ferguson, Alison and Howe, Tami and Sherratt, Sue
Meeting the needs of people with aphasia, their families and speech-language pathologists: tensions in the goal-setting process. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Goal-setting is an integral part of rehabilitation and it has been proposed that poor outcomes may be attributed to a mismatch between the goals of clients and the rehabilitation team (van den Broek, 2005). The aim of this multisite qualitative study was to describe the goals of 50 people with aphasia and their family members and compare these to their treating speech-language pathologists’ goals. In-depth interviews revealed the primary tensions in the process revolved around the importance of the clinical relationship, the influence of context, the translation of goals, hope, information, and family members as clients.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2081
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.