Topical Concurrent Session 2D – Explain pain better: Recent updates in the science of conceptual change
Explain pain better: Recent updates in the science of conceptual change
Chair: Professor Lorimer Moseley, University of South Australia, SA
This topical symposium will focus on innovation and current practice by presenting how developments from outside the pain field have recently been integrated into clinical pain practice. There will be three presentations, each focussing on a different area of innovation. First, Emma Karran will present an approach to primary care first-contact interactions that utilises radiological reports to reassure patients and facilitate an activity-based approach to recovery. Second, A/Prof David Butler will discuss how educational interventions can be tailored to patients according to a framework that considers the patient, the clinician, the target concept and the context in which the encounter occurs, and how metaphors can be both friend and enemy in the conceptual change journey. Finally, Prof Lorimer Moseley will reflect on a week of public engagement activities in rural Australia, undertaken as part of the 2017 Pain Revolution, with a particular focus on the apparent needs and challenges facing mass conceptual change in the bush.
Participants can expect to gain an understanding of how proven conceptual change strategies are being adapted for use in the pain context. Participants can expect to become familiar with a method and framework for assessing and tailoring educational components of their intervention to individual patients and their conceptual change needs. Participants can expect to gain new insight into the opportunities and challenges that they might face becoming part of the educating team, from a clinical, policy or institutional perspective.
Emma Karran, University of South Australia, SA
A/Professor David Butler, NOI Group, SA
Professor Lorimer Moseley, University of South Australia, SA