The physiotherapist-patient interaction is the medium through which physiotherapy is practiced. However, to date little physiotherapy research literature reports on physiotherapists’ interactive behaviours in clinical practice. The objectives of this study were to explore, interpret and describe experienced cardiorespiratory physiotherapists' understandings of their interactive behaviours when treating chronically breathless patients and to make recommendations for practice.
The study is located in the interpretive research paradigm. It has adopted a hermeneutic phenomenological approach underpinned by a relativist ontological stance and Gadamerian philosophy (1975/2004).
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|Angela Glynn (Supervisor)