Learn to set patient expectations and how the behaviors of providers and the office staff frame and reinforce patient expectations.
In this session, Dr. Darnall will:
- Introduce and review the basic science of pain psychology
- Provide context for understanding how the medical system has contributed to patient suspicion of psychological treatments for pain thereby contributing to overmedicalization of patients.
- Emphasize the provider role and how to best engage patients in psychological treatment pathways (patient-provider interactions)
- Review Stanford care pathways and the benefit of patient and provider education about pain psychology.
- Discuss the importance of using a common language and approach to facilitate a cultural transformation in the clinic that serves to increase patient receptivity to psychological strategies, as well as enhance overall pain treatment effectiveness.
- Include provider tipsheets
March 2 @ 10:30
– 11:30 am
Beth Darnall, PhD