Fourth International Symposium on Neuroacanthocytosis

Abstracts from the Fourth International Symposium on Neuroacanthocytosis

July 1-2, 2008
London and Oxford

Chairs: Prof. Kailash Bhatia, MD, FRCP, Institute of Neurology, University College London; Prof. Anthony P. Monaco, MD, PhD, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford

Organizers: Antonio Velayos-Baeza, PhD; Susanne Schneider, MD; Glenn Irvine

2-2 Rehabilitation - Qualitative Interviewing - A patient's perspective
J. McIntosh
The Wolfson Neuro-rehabilitation Centre, St. George's Healthcare, Wimbledon, UK

A person's identity is important in any treatment. It helps shape the way they cope. If you want to know how a person copes you have to ask the question.
The results of a qualitative interview with a patient will be presented. Qualitative interviewing, according to Kvale (1996), attempts to "unfold the meaning of peoples' experiences". This presentation then, gives a glimpse of the person, from Mozart to a desire for chocolate.