Patient empowerment

As health care providers, it is our responsibility to consider how we might facilitate the healing process of our patients. Helping our patients to hold onto the positive beliefs and release the negative ones. Perhaps this act of love and service will have more effects than any drugs or surgeries.

Too often, we lash out on our patients. Too often, we don’t serve as fully as we can when we have nothing left to give. Too often, we don’t listen to our patients and neglect their needs/goals. However, always remember that physiotherapist impacts patient’s life the most.

So here are 10 ways you can be a better physiotherapist:

  1. Listen with an open heart
  2. Sit down and talk to your patient
  3. Make eye contact
  4. Offer healing touch
  5. Invite patient to be your partner
  6. Educate your patient
  7. Remain optimistic
  8. Be respectful of other medical team members who are treating your patient
  9. Offer hope
  10. Encourage stress relieve

Small deeds like that give hope.

If you can be anything, be kind.

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