We OTs are navigating an ever-changing maze of legislation, reimbursement, and care-delivery models.
But, this week’s article calls us to focus on our profession’s most important relationship of all: our relationship with our clients.
Get ready to really ponder the nature of our partnerships with clients...and to consider these relationships in terms like trust and vulnerability.
The researchers held focus groups that examined how patient/provider relationships are changing due to both parties' reliance on the internet for answers. The results are fascinating.
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Townsend, A., Leese, J., Adam, P., Mcdonald, M., Li, L. C., Kerr, S., & Backman, C. L. (2015). eHealth, Participatory Medicine, and Ethical Care: A Focus Group Study of Patients’ and Health Care Providers’ Use of Health-Related Internet Information. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(6). doi: 10.2196/jmir.3792
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