Resources for Clinicians
Erin (one of the clinicians on our team) provides an overview of the resources developed.
Telerehabilitation and in-person rehabilitation
One of the key things that stroke survivors, carers and clinicians told us is that decisions made about telerehabilitation must be shared decisions made by everyone involved.
These four resources have been designed to support clinicians, stroke survivors and caregivers as you work together to make shared decisions about telerehabilitation.
These resources were designed to support stroke survivors with moderate to severe physical disability, defined as requiring physical assistance from another person to attend to daily needs, such as with walking, dressing or toileting. However, the resources may be suitable for other groups.
Resource 1: Shared Decision-Making Tree
This decision tree outlines the process of shared decision-making and is designed to be used by clinicians as they guide stroke survivors and caregivers through a six-step shared decision-making process to develop an individualised telerehabilitation program. (Note: we suggest printing the Shared Decision-Making Tree on A3 paper).
Resource 2: Shared Decision-making Guide
This accompanies the shared decision-making tree. It includes an explanation of shared decision-making and provides examples of questions you can use in your discussions with stroke survivors and carergivers. The guide also includes some references and resources for further information.
This decision aid provides stroke survivors and caregivers with information to help them participate in the shared decision-making process. The information sheet should be given to stroke survivors and caregivers at the beginning of the shared decision-making process. This information is designed to support discussions and does not replace education and information provided by therapists. The information includes what is involved in stroke telerehabilitation and some of the risks, barriers and benefits of telerehabilitation. There are two versions of the decision aid, a Brief Version and a Complete Version. Select the version that best meets your needs.
Resource 4: Risk assessment guide
The risk assessment guide will be used by clinicians to complete a thorough risk assessment and identify appropriate risk management strategies