Getting to know our patients and what matters: How clinicians elicit patient values, preferences, and circumstances in rehabilitation 

Presented By: 

Catherine Vingerhoets


Thursday 15 July 2021

Burwood Hospital, Christchurch

This presentation shares insights from Catherine’s most recent research exploring how health professionals come to know their patients and what is important to them during inpatient neurological rehabilitation. The focus is on what clinicians understood about the terms patient values, preferences, and circumstances, as well as the strategies and approaches used in current practice to elicit and share this information within interprofessional teams. Clinical implications within the New Zealand context will be shared.

BAIL presentation July 2021

Presenter: Catherine Vingerhoets (University of Otago)

Catherine Vingerhoets is a registered physiotherapist with post-graduate training in neurological rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, and pelvic floor physiotherapy. She has 12 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation and acute-care hospital settings. Primary populations treated include stroke, acquired brain injury, Parkinson’s, MS, amputees, and spinal cord injury.

Currently completing a PhD at the University of Otago in Christchurch, New Zealand. her research revolves around how health professionals elicit patient values and preferences in stroke rehabilitation to deliver better patient-centred care.