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The good goal-setting guide

Take a fresh look at person-centred goals

'Within the field of stroke, the good goal setting course run by Connect is considered gold standard to improve services',

Melissa Brechin, Quality Improvement Manager, Greater Manchester Stroke Network

Goal setting is a critical part of a person's journey through therapy and support services.  Good goal setting underpins both a fulfilling life after stroke and best use of therapy and community resources.

All stroke teams are familiar with the concept of person centred goals and getting the best out of services and resources. Yet how can we ensure goals are truly person centred when faced with everyday barriers such as the pressures of time and timing, and the realities of what's on offer, or additional complications of communication disability?  Negotiating choice and taking an active role in decision making can be additionally difficult when there are differing perspectives on recovery and responsibility for change – how do we balance hope and reality?

This course will give you a chance to take a fresh look at the process of setting goals, to extend your thinking, to explore new techniques and to develop your practice.

Who is this course for?

Anyone interested in stroke care who wishes to enhance their practical skills but also improve the range and quality of the service they provide. This might include nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors, dieticians, doctors, information officers, PALS officers,  psychologists, social workers.

Fantastic for teams - ask about our discounts for multiple bookings

What people have said about this course

'Interesting, informative, gave me lots to think about. Lots to talk about in my area'.   (Staff Nurse)

'A clear demonstration of how to set goals for stroke patients'  (Nurse)

'Excellent. Interesting, thought-provoking. Problem solving in a very unassuming way'. (OT)

'Excellent. We attended as part of a team and gained a lot of new ideas and inspiration to set up more formal goal-setting'  (Physiotherapist)

What will you gain from attending this course?

  • You will gain a deeper understanding of goal setting from the perspective of the person who has stroke and aphasia
  • You will gain a framework for listening to stories and setting person centred goals when listening is hard
  • You will have new ideas and techniques for interviewing to make goal setting more patient-centred and accessible
  • You will be able to make materials and processes involved in goal setting more communication accessible to those with communication disability
  • You will gain increased confidence in your goal setting skills

Print your own copy of the course details:

Good goal-setting guide (45 kb)

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Quick info

23 September 2008

10.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 9.30am)

RCP and RCN Accredited

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