Webinar: Making our treatment plans more personalised and patient-centred: Applying a complex systems framework - Alex Murray
This webinar was recorded on the 16th of June, 2020
The goal when practising is to make each of our treatment plans patient-centred and individualised. While we all have incredible knowledge and skills, university has left us poorly prepared to use these skills to create a personalised treatment plan for patients. The result is that many of us now oscillate between spending a lot of time trying to research and plan for each patient and alternatively modifying standardised treatment plans. But this doesn't have to be the case.
In this talk Alex goes through a framework on how we can easily personalise our treatment plans and make them patient-centred. Based on complex systems theory, Alex will explain how this framework can be used in clinical practice, how we can use it to integrate biopsychosocial factors into care (no 'forgetting the bio' or 'only treating the tissues') and how complex systems theory is already being applied in injury prevention and pain research.
Alex Murray is a Podiatrist working in private practice and the founder of website Making Sense in Podiatry. He's passionate about helping other clinicians make sense of evidence and clinical practice with a core philosophy of exploring the complexity of human beings, embracing the uncertainty of clinical practice, and avoiding overly reductionist thinking
In addition to his undergraduate degree from La Trobe, he also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Otago. He has experience with both national and international athletes and has recently transitioned to focusing primarily on helping the general population and local athletes manage their pain and achieve their goals.
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