September 12, 2021
Personalizing Healthcare to every patient is hard work right? Yeah it is AND It's only harder in when you get started, once you get used to it, it's no harder than not personalizing the care you give. Plus you get better outcomes for your patients, and enjoy yourself more. Dr Nick Kimber joins me for a conversation about personalizing Healthcare. For our patients and clients. We talk; Barriers to progress when care is not personalized Benefits of a personalized approach Some tips to begin to personalize your approach Becoming a key person in someone's life Why science is never 100% conclusive The problem with scientific theory when we don't extrapolate it out into practice ...
August 01, 2021
Patients come to see us in the middle of a health challenge. Their resilience is tested as they try to navigate it, and often ours is too. This week we're joined by Golnaz Tabibnia, an affective neuroscientist at UC Irvine studying self-regulation in adults and author of the fantastic paper "An affective neuroscience model of building resilience in adults" We'll chat through - The simple three route model of building resilience in adulthood - The neuroscience behind each of the pathways - Examples of strategies that activate each of the pathways - Why we should be attempting to cope, and the multiple benefits that has - One of the ways that stress makes it harder to recover your health - Why just doing one positive thing can have many benefits - How to switch off your default mode network - How to watch for hidden opportunities to build resilience The full paper can be found here https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0149763420304085 ...
February 13, 2022
How well do you understand the values your patient holds? What do they care about besides just getting their problem fixed? We can “fix” their problem AND not actually improve their lives or their health. BUT if we understand what matters to them then we are better able to fix their problem in a way that not only improves their health, but also improves their lives. I’m joined by Eva Villalba for a conversation all about values based healthcare. We chat through What is values based Healthcare? The traditional ways we have been measuring healthcare and why they are outdated now Providing healthcare through a broad lens When and where the best place is to have a values led conversation What it’s like as a patient not having your values taken into account Giving information so people know what to expect and can plan for it Giving people the tools to make informed decisions Predicting and preventing future challenges from occurring Why patients often don’t realise that they can talk about things other than their problem Why Values based care is great for healthcare providers as well as patients Why Values based conversations are important to continue over the whole course of treatment How we can measure values based care Why you shouldn’t measure what you are not going to change How we develop patient partnerships at a micro, macro and meso level ...