Conference Paper

Keeping in touch the need for communication in physiotherapy

P. Bowerbank
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 37, No 2 | a955 | DOI: | © 2018 P. Bowerbank | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 October 2018 | Published: 30 June 1981

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P. Bowerbank, Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa

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The need for communication, at all levels, in physiotherapy, is stressed. Communication is defined and characteristics of the communication model are given, viz. openness, empathy, support, positiveness, equality, content and relationships. Areas of communication such as verbal communication, listening, nonverbal communication, touch, proximity, facial expression and written communication are discussed.


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