1st Edition

Harnessing Hope in Managing Chronic Illness A Guide to Therapeutic Rehabilitation

By Andrew Soundy Copyright 2025
    86 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Harnessing hope is fundamental to adapting to a chronic illness or palliative illness, and this fascinating book provides a new framework that will enable physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals to engage with patients to create better interactions and outcomes for rehabilitation.

    Based on extensive research into how patients express their experiences, it identifies those factors that influence how hope can be used to benefit an interaction.  It also considers central questions to illustrate how interactions can be psychologically mapped to assess emotions, adjustment and hope.  The book then features practical guidance on how to integrate the idea of hope into therapeutic conversations with patients, fostering acceptance and adaptation to the present, and looking towards the future.

    This book will interest any practitioner working with patients experiencing chronic pain or palliative illness, as well as students across physiotherapy, occupational therapy and community nursing.   It may also interest any general readers facing challenges around trauma or loss.

     

    1. Introduction.

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    2. Hope in chronic illness.

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    3. Strategies that enhance possible, restored, and certain futures.

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    4. Sources of support and encouragement.

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    5. Understanding chronic illness through the expression of narratives.

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    6.  Introducing the Model of Emotions, Adaptation and Hope (MEAH).

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    7. Introduction the application and findings of the MEAH within clinical practice.

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    8. Conclusions.

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    Biography

    Dr Andrew Soundy is a leading expert considering individuals psychological responses to chronic and palliative illness. His research is now taught within Physiotherapy departments across England and within NHS trusts. The focus of his work is to improve and develop supportive and empowering physiotherapist-patient interactions by using novel placements.