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You, Them, Us: What You Expect Is What You Get

You, Them, Us: What You Expect Is What You Get

You, Them, Us: What You Expect Is What You Get

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The instructors

General Overview

The intent of this course is to explain the effect of placebo and nocebo and their place (or lack) in patient care. Using research based examples, Mark Bishop expounds the effects of patient and therapist expectations of treatment and how to leverage them to maximize patient outcomes. This delightful and witty course redefines what it takes to be an effective practitioner and offers tangible ways to change delivery of one's practice to best serve patients. If you're seeking to improve patient outcomes or gain insight into why treatments work differently for patients with the same condition, this is the course for you.


What’s Included in this Course

    1. Certification of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
    2. Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content, such as the workbook can be downloaded, the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
    3. Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
    4. There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
    5. Quizzes throughout to help you integrate the knowledge.
    6. You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants (such as The Allied Health Professional Development Fund) and for tax purposes.
    7. Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
    8. A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!


Course Objectives

You will learn:

    1. Why placebo has a branding problem and how to fix it.
    2. The impact of patient and provider expectations on care.
    3. Placebo mechanisms and examples.
    4. What the strongest predictor of recovery is.
    5. The definition of nocebo and its pitfalls.
    6. The effect of therapeutic touch.
    7. Techniques to improve therapeutic outcomes.
    8. The magic number of choices for a patient.
    9. Advice on how to be the most effective practitioner you can be.


Audience: Healthcare professionals wishing to enhance patient outcomes by harnessing expectations, modifying verbiage and offering choice to patients. One does not have to be an allied healthcare professional to benefit; physicians and anyone who has patient interactions can improve their patient outcomes with techniques identified in this course.

The instructors
Mark Bishop
B.Phty, Ph.D.
Mark Bishop received his entry-level training in Australia and has more than 25 years of experience working in the management of Musculoskeletal pain conditions. His research examines the Neurobiology of pain development and management to identify potential mechanisms that 1) explain the transition from acute to chronic pain and 2) mechanisms of conservative care for pain. This work has been recognized with numerous research awards. His teaching portfolio covers DPT, residency and fellowship, and graduate coursework nation wide and has been recognized with awards from the FPTA, and Orthopaedic Section of the APTA.
Course Material included in this course
  • You, Them, Us: What You Expect Is What You Get
  • Patient Expectations
  • Clinical Research Pt 1
  • Clinical Research Pt 2
  • Q&A Pt 1
  • Q&A Pt 2
  • Quiz
  • Feedback