Hope for happy endings: stories of clients and clinicians
Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
In this introduction to the issue, it is asserted that a positive therapeutic relationship may be equally important to good rehabilitation outcomes as the administration of an effective, evidence-based treatment. The author illustrates this assertion with two variations of a clinical story in which aspects of the therapeutic relationship are manipulated. The narrative methodologies used in the articles in this issue, including ethnography, autoethnography, and personal narrative, are defined. Because details of the therapeutic relationship can best be explored through narrative methodologies, there will always be a role for narratives in the understanding of best clinical practice.
Hinckley, Jacqueline, "Hope for happy endings: stories of clients and clinicians" (2010). HPD Articles. 149.
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