When user-involvement is difficult: practical ideas for patient partnerships

Location: London

Speakers: tba

Date: 25 May 2004 for 1 day

Course reference number: B007
Cost: £100

About the course

‘User-involvement’ and ‘patient partnership’ are much-used terms in health and social care policy. But what is the reality behind the rhetoric? How is it possible to achieve real partnership and involvement with people who are hard to work with: depressed, ‘unmotivated’ or who have communication problems following stroke?

This course looks at the underpinnings of user involvement, the big challenges and the realities of putting policy into everyday practice. Drawing on a wide range of practical examples, the course will enable participants to share triumphs, problem solve difficulties and find realistic solutions for when the going gets tough.

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?

  • An overview of the policy background to user-involvement and what it means to you
  • Insights into what makes some patients hard to involve
  • An action plan for user involvement activities in your setting
  • Ideas, inspiration and encouragement to develop your practice and to make achievable changes.
  • Confidence to tackle the barriers to involvement

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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