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Join us for a webinar on 20th April 2021 at 3pm AEST 

Barriers and enablers to healthcare professionals adopting a patient-centered (biopsychosocial) approach

This webinar addresses the issue of the implementation of patient-centered care into clinical practice. While the biopsychosocial model has been around for more than four decades and is widely accepted, uptake of this model by healthcare professionals in clinical practice remains an issue.

The webinar will summarise the findings of the first qualitative systematic review that synthesizes whole-of-health evidence to better contextualise interdependencies that impact the adoption of the biopsychosocial model, from the perspective of healthcare professionals working in musculoskeletal pain settings. This has relevance to clinicians, case managers, RTW coordinators and policymakers. The webinar will cover the following

  • Micro-, meso- and macro-level barriers and enablers to a patient-centered service delivery approach of musculoskeletal pain care.
  • Some preliminary suggestions on how we may help overcome the barriers, utilizing the Behavioural Change Wheel framework.
  • Translation of these findings specific to work-related pain and the compensation environment in Australia.
About Wendy Ng:

Wendy Ng is an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, who currently works clinically overseas at Singapore Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre @ Novena, Singapore. Wendy is a current PhD candidate at Curtin University, she has a Physiotherapy degree from University of Sydney and a Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from University of Queensland. She has a special interest in pain and knowledge translation, and her research is about driving the clinical behaviours of healthcare professionals towards a biopsychosocial approach in musculoskeletal pain care. 

About Tim Mitchell:

Tim Mitchell is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a director of Pain Options, a clinic in Perth that provides second opinion and management of people with complex and persistent pain, particularly work-related pain. He has a PhD in the area of low back pain and has an education and research role at Curtin University. He is lead author of an eBook that helps translate biopsychosocial management of pain into clinical practice.

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