Pain impacts on relationships, livelihoods, identity, physical functioning, confidence and much more. Living with pain can be a very lonely
About this webinar:
Pain impacts on relationships, livelihoods, identity, physical functioning, confidence and much more. Living with pain can be a very lonely, scary and isolating experience and getting the care we need is often challenging. Stories of people feeling unheard, un-validated and not listened to are common.
Narrative practice can be used to support people living with pain and clinicians in creative ways, using approaches from the humanities, helping people to explore creativity, meaning-making, self-discovery and perspective taking.
The model of interactional skills called ‘Conversations Inviting Change’ is a form of narrative practice that can be applied in clinical encounters to achieve shared understanding by both patients and practitioners.
● Understanding narrative practice as a framework for clinical conversations
● Knowledge of ‘Conversations Inviting Change’ as an effective approach to health care encounters where pain is a concern.
● Awareness of the role of attentive listening and an open-ended agenda in finding common ground in challenging conversations.
Clair Jacobs is the Physiotherapy Clinical Lead, INPUT Pain Management Unit, St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Hospital. She has been appointed senior lecturer in Physiotherapy Professional Practice at Brunel University.
John Launer is a GP lead programme director for educational innovation at Health Education England and an honorary associate clinical professor at University College London.
Niki Jones has over 20 years lived experience of pain and has taught alongside health professionals, helping them to advance their understanding of what it means to live with pain.