Wow, what a response. The first of the eight great Explain Pain Assessment questions visualised was wildly popular – and why not, there is something powerfully captivating and thought-provoking about Alison’s beautiful image.
Here’s a thought to ponder – what if we flip the idea and the therapist becomes the ‘learner’ and the patient becomes the ‘deliverer’… Now look at the image anew and ask yourself the question “Does the learner really want to learn?”
Quite powerful isn’t it?
The image for Question 2 speaks for itself.
Knowledge Driving Health
Interesting idea? Teacher/learner? Flipping the roles……
Perhaps in a truly collaborative therapeutic educational process, both the therapist and the patient are both teacher and learner? Like a good dance lesson, a spectator has difficulty knowing who’s leading, unless they have prior knowledge of the participants.
I love the concept of how does the therapist learn. Listening with full presence, and listening without the desire to interject or stir the conversation away from opportunities to learn. I also feel our ability to inquire and willingness to be open fully to any answer to guide us to what the patient is wanting and needing. Dr. David Jones recently opened a huge door for me when he said “we must learn and be willing to be guided by the patient’s subjective reality, rather than relying on only the objective measures to define how we care for people.
Thank you for the “flip.”
Does the learner really want to listen❓