Person-centred education and advice for people with low back pain: making the best of what we know

Review written by Ben Cormack info

Key Points

  1. Validation is a key part of person-centred care.
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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE

Lower back pain is a common problem that can have a profound effect on the lives of those suffering from it. Education is seen as a core part of high value care and an important component in clinical practice guidelines. There can be many barriers to providing high value care such as maintaining a good patient relationship and the available time to spend with patients, and this can lead to low value care such as opioids, increased imaging utilization and over treatment.

This masterclass article looked at new ways to overcome these barriers such as communication approaches and tools, as well as advice on how to tailor patient education by using evidence-based strategies.

Education is seen as a core part of high value care and an important component in clinical practice guidelines for low back pain.
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Hearing someone say, “I believe you”, even though previous medical investigations have not demonstrated a recognizable pathology, may have a profound effect on the therapeutic relationship.

METHODS

This masterclass article focused on person-centered care as a key part of working in healthcare and specifically the concepts of shared decision-making and validation. In order to make shared decisions, people must be informed and educated around the topics that

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