Rehabilitation Goal Setting
Theory, Practice and Evidence
Edited by Richard J. Siegert, William M. M. Levack
CRC Press – 2014 – 416 pages
Written to provide clinicians, educators, researchers, and students in rehabilitation with a comprehensive overview of the theory, practice, and evidence base of goal setting, this first-of-its kind reference provides an authoritative, state-of-the-art knowledge of the practice. The authors cover a broad range of different approaches to goal setting, with input from experts from North America, Europe, and Australia. Written under the assumption that rehabilitation is about understanding people in their social context and developing strategies for maximizing social participation, this book is applicable to patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurological disorders, spinal cord injury, and other conditions.
"Goal setting is used in just about every service, but it is something that is done in many different ways. This book provides the theory as to why goal setting should be used, as well as discusses how to use it in a wide range of clinical services. Therefore, this is definitely a book that everybody who works in a rehabilitation service should read. In fact, all rehabilitation teams should probably take the opportunity to read this book and review their practices having done so!"
—Prof. Jonathan Evans, University of Glasgow, UK
"… a unique and important contribution to the literature. … [The book covers] a wide variety of relevant topics. … [The editors] have assembled a substantial group of authors, especially from the UK and New Zealand. A worthy endeavor."
— Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
Introduction - Rehabilitation, goals and patients, overview of major approaches to goal setting in rehabilitation, outline of book/chapters
The evidence for goal setting
The psychology of goals and goal setting
Goal setting as shared decision-making
APPROACHES TO GOAL SETTING IN PRACTICE
Goal attainment scaling (GAS)
Applying the ICF in rehabilitation goal setting
A structured approach to goal setting using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM)
A theoretically-based approach to goal setting
Goal setting as self-regulation
Standards and reality of goal setting in medical rehabilitation in Germany
Goal setting with children/cerebral palsy
Family/carer involvement in goal setting
Goal-attainment scaling in social skills training after traumatic brain injury
Possibly other chapters on GS applied with specific conditions e.g. stroke, SCI
SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS, COMMON THEMES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Richard Siegert, Ph.D. is a Reader in Rehabilitation at King’s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy, and Rehabilitation, in London.
William Levack, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation within the Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit at University of Otago, in New Zealand.