Happy NOI Year! For those of you heading back into clinical settings and considering another year of delivering high quality Explain Pain education, here is an important question that we think you should be asking all of your clients:
“How do you like to learn?”
Simple isn’t it! But this simple question (one of the Eight Great Questions in The Explain Pain Assessment*) can reveal so much. It’s a good way to open up a discussion about the best way to deliver educational messages and build some clinical trust. It can also be a polite way of asking about literacy. Asking How do you like to learn? as part of your assessment will help you decide how best to facilitate learning and conceptual change – one on one, reading material, video clips, images, drawing, group discussion…
While we’re here, how do you like to learn. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself? Can you think of a time when learning was fun and really effortless? What was it about that situation that made it memorable and learning easy? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below so that we can adapt our education to best suit all of you!
-The NOI team