Dr Oliver Thomson talks with Christine Price about her experience of the complexity of her persistent pain for The Words Matter Podcast CauseHealth Series
- Christine's persistent pain journey and her experience of the care she received early on.
- With the benefit of hindsight (and with a philosophical framework of causal complexity!) she reflects on the biomedical assumptions and models which lead to a standardised and ultimately ineffective management approach for her pain.
- How her own understanding on causation influences the way you understood her initial onset of pain and persistence in the first year.
- How Christine later met a physiotherapist Matt Low (who has been on the podcast twice previously (here and here), and is on the next episode of the series) and experienced care informed by a dispensationalist clinical framework, and the changes that resulted in she thought about her neuropathic pain and the subsequent self-management.
- How she developed an interest in philosophy, and became involved in the CauseHealth research and network.
- Finally, Christine’s chapter has been by far the most downloaded chapter in the book. We touch on why this might be the case and the main messages she wated to convey in the chapter and the importance of communicating philosophy to clinicians but also patients.
What is The Words Matter Podcast with Oliver Thomson?
The Words Matter Podcast brings you insights, reflections and conversations focused on the latest evidence, theory, philosophy and practice of communication-focused healthcare.
Find out about the more tacit, 'softer' and personal side of clinical practice such as the role of philosophy, beliefs, behaviours, developing therapeutic relationships or the purposeful use of language with people experiencing pain from expert academics, clinicians and researchers from across the world and spanning the musculoskeletal disciplines. This podcast will help you reflect on your own current practice and inform and stimulate you to consider new ways of approaching your practice and patients, to create a better clinical experience and outcomes in people with musculoskeletal pain.
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