Posts Tagged: dialogue

Are we putting pressure on our patients?

A recent discussion with a colleague brought up an intriguing aspect of the patient-practitioner relationship.  Do practitioners put pressure on patients?  It is common to outline expectations for treatment outcomes such as ‘I would expect this problem to resolve with 3-4 treatments’ ‘You should feel a lot better 24-48 hours after today’s treatment’. You will know that patients are impressed when clinical predictions are correct and they do respond as expected but this is not always the case.  Have you ever considered that it might be quite difficult for some Continue Reading »