Title

Hope for happy endings: stories of clients and clinicians

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Publication Title

Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation

ISSN

1074-9357

Volume

17

Issue/No.

1

First Page

1

Last Page

5

Abstract

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.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-4052-1438

DOI

10.1310/tsr1701-1

Peer Reviewed

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