Rehabilitation After Surgery

How do we habilitate multiple patients to intrinsically follow healthier guidelines after surgery? How do we get them to adhere to their medication, exercise, and keep a positive mindset? By establishing group-therapy centered patient support led by mental health professionals, physicians, or ShoulderMD doctors, that’s how. This coupled with personalized patient care would ensure that patients are relieved of their maladies or at least soothed of their symptoms.

An Abundance Of Reasons Exists As To Why This Is The Ideal Form Of Cost-Effective Rehabilitation:

Group care will build a strong network of quality support which will also provide social persuasion and enactive attainment. Groupthink facilitates changes in behavior quickly, making it the primary basis to increase self-efficacy. Groups would be put together based on the illness a patient has and will be structured like an open discussion. Family and friends can attend these meetings because they should be enjoyable if the meetings themselves are perceived as positive than people will associate their medication and healthy life choices with positivity. The main basis of group therapy increasing self-efficacy is that patients will want to get better so they can show their peers they did it. This provides the intrinsic motivation that patients require to get better. The group will also urge patients to regularly check in, thereby giving data and allowing health care providers to accurately monitor the status of the illness.

Patients will be educated on how the treatment helps them/alleviates symptoms. As they start to get better, they are actively modeling to others how the treatment plan is helping. Education is particularly important for complex treatment plans; without it, the patient will surely get lost in the directions let alone motivation to adhere.

It is common that a particular type of medication isn’t the right treatment for certain illnesses, because the strength/ type of the illness is dependent on the specific person. Patients in group care will communicate more about their physiology/psychology and work with healthcare providers to address their specific pains. A big issue is that medication may not alleviate the majority of the symptoms right away, so patients may feel like the plan is getting them nowhere. Beginning to live healthily, however, does come with more immediate benefits. This within a structured positive group environment will provide the positive reinforcement individuals critically need at the start of treatment plans.

How will this Handle Extreme Cases?

Another reason this plan is so effective is that it is highly adaptable. In some cases of chronic illness, patients may develop depression and lose their will to fight because the disease keeps beating them down. Other cases the patient may highly susceptible to temptation leading to unhealthy habits. Group therapy is meant to support individual healing by showing people they aren’t the only ones going through these problems. So, if everyone in the group is set on healing, it will change the mindsets of people that seek their help. The hard part is realizing that some people need extra help. Clinical trials should first consist of group therapy versus singular therapy and compare those results. Applying groups to clinical trials would follow the same process as described above but in a trial setting.

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