Motivation, compliance and consent: practical ideas for difficult problems

Location: London

Speakers: tba

Date: 22 April 2004 for 1 day

Course reference number: B005
Cost: £100

About the course

Rehabilitation for people with stroke and aphasia takes many forms. The exact purpose and importance of different interventions and advice is not always clear to the people most centrally involved, namely the person who has had a stroke and their relatives. Clear communication is critically important to a shared understanding of goals and interventions, yet often this takes place against a backdrop of time pressures, different expectations and communication impairments. Both patients and professionals can end up feeling angry and frustrated when communication and trust breaks down.

This day will look at research evidence about the whats, whys and hows of patients and professionals singing from the same songsheet. It will explore practical ways of clarifying commonalities and debating difference so that motivation, consent and compliance can be handled in a practical and productive way.

Who is the course for?

Stroke teams including stroke service coordinators, Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALs representatives), GPs, consultants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, counsellors, psychologists, nursing staff.

What will you get from attending the course?

  • Up to date research findings about motivation and compliance
  • Ideas and resources for developing accessible consent procedures
  • Practical ideas for managing challenging patients, relatives and colleagues
  • A framework for talking about impairments, interventions and recovery
  • Techniques and principles for actively engaging patients and relatives in the rehabilitation process

Other information

Course times 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Tea and coffee provided


About the speakers and facilitators
We have a skilled team of researchers, practitioners and people living with stroke and aphasia who contribute to Connect training events. In addition we draw on the experiences and expertise of other practitioners who know what it takes to bring about practical change for complex issues. To find out more about the speakers click here.

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