Pain is complex. As clinicians with a contemporary understanding of pain, it is our duty to provide people with a scientifically informed understanding of why things hurt. As Anne Carson quite rightly points out, “One of pain’s principle qualities is that it demands an explanation.”
But here’s the rub…
How many of us have an understanding of how to teach?
Do we truly understand how best to facilitate a meaningful understanding of pain’s all too worrying nature?
Would we benefit from a better understanding of educational theories to develop our patient education skills?
In my recent article published in The British Pain Society’s Pain News, I ask the question: Do healthcare professionals have the teaching skills to meet the demands of therapeutic neuroscience education?
Here’s a link to the article.
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