Nocebo beliefs are those beliefs that a person holds around a particular treatment, diagnosis, or health challenge that lead them towards a negative outcome.
There are a variety of reasons these beliefs exist. AND part of our role as health providers is to challenge these without destroying the therapeutic relationship we have with this person, because if we do that then we lose the change to help and may have created another nocebo belief in the process.
Find out how to nudge that belief gently.
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