The challenge of helping people to make sense and overcome pain can be one of the most daunting experiences for both clinicians and patients. People in pain are often frustrated after failed short-term interventions. Patient education forms a significant component of modern day healthcare, yet most clinicians have a limited teaching toolkit. To help people make sense of pain, we must first develop our teaching skills.
This webinar explores a patient-centered approach using a variety of practical learning methods to help your patients make sense and overcome their pain. It provides a range of practical applications and innovative learning methods to take into your clinic for immediate results. The webinar’s content blends a wide range of contemporary evidence from both the educational and healthcare literature.
The webinar has 5 learning aims:
Know Pain courses have been taught in 14 countries and have provided a wide range of clinicians around the world with practical pain education skills. Feedback from over 700 healthcare professionals who have attended Know Pain courses has shown that 100% would recommend a Know Pain course to their colleagues. 95% of people strongly agreed that Know Pain had equipped them with practical skills to help people in pain.
Part 1 contains:
What is pain?
Part 2 contains:
Must an injury always hurt?
Pain: The Clinical Conundrum
Talk of frustration in the narratives of people with chronic pain
Part 3 contains:
What do patients want?
What do patients get?
The War on Pain
Types of narrative
Part 4 contains:
Do metaphors have therapeutic value for people in pain? A systematic review
Why use metaphors to make sense of pain?
Eliciting patient-generated metaphors
Experiential Learning Cycle
Experiential learning & behaviour change
Part 5 contains:
The language of agency
Pain as a threat response
The Protective Parent
Part 6 contains:
Education is Therapy
"I'm trying my best to teach you about pain but..."
Help! Which way now?
Potential influences on Recovery
See the big picture (panoramic way of thinking)
Part 7 contains:
What is patient education?
Facilitation: Guiding not telling
Summary of patient education styles
The Assumption Dilemma
Developing your teaching toolkit
The impact of our educational behaviour on patients
Part 8 contains:
Workshop Exercise: Mandarin chat up line
Serious Playfulness: The world is your gym
The Challenge-Support Relationship
Self efficacy & Affective processes
Part 9 contains:
Choosing your wheels
Take home messages
Mike Stewart Margate, Kent, United Kingdom
Mike Stewart MCSP SRP PG Cert (Clin Ed)
Mike works as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. He is a full-time clinician and visiting university lecturer with over fifteen years of experience managing complex, persistent pain conditions. He is currently studying an MSc in Practice-based Education at The University of Brighton and is planning a PhD focusing on pain and metaphors. His recently published work has received international praise from the leading names in neuroscience.
In addition, he is a dedicated practice-based educator committed to providing evidence-based education to a wide variety of health professionals.