Chiropractic has a wide base of tools that can be applied to patients to help with pain and function. Many of these tools are passive therapies, however, which have their own limitations and have been noted to increase the risk of chronicity. Even with the best treatment options, if a patient is limited in participating in their care because of beliefs, socioeconomic status or other limitations, then expectations and outcomes are blurred and left unmet. In this session, we will discuss current research on the biopsychosocial model and learn about the various social determinants of health, including when and how we can help and when we need to consider co-management or complete referral. We will practice using motivational interviewing techniques to help patients foster self-motivation to reach their goals; review intake forms and language to help provide an inclusive and welcoming environment; and provide you with tools that will allow you to support quality, patient-centered care.
1. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to develop updated intake forms and communication skills to be more inclusive and sensitive to the social determinants of health.
2. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to evaluate individual patient needs through the biopsychosocial model lens.
3. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to utilize motivational interviewing techniques to help patients achieve their goals.
0-10 mins: Introduction to current pain science and review of social determinants of health.
10-20 mins: Review how our words, spoken and written (website, intake forms, etc.), can help with the healing process.
20-50: mins: Case scenario examples displaying various situations that blend BPS and BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other culturally sensitive and relevant scenarios that impact our care and outcomes.
50-60 mins: Q&A opportunity