Night & Day: The Disabling Power of Sympathy/The Enabling Power of Empathy
Those with chronic pain often elicit considerable sympathy. Unknowingly, most sympathizers come from a place of judgment and pity, contributing to helplessness and immobilization in the person with pain. Empathy, on the other hand, is climbing into the pit with the broken and being there with them. Not trying to fix them or give them solutions, but instead actively listening to understand their perspective. Pain management coaching seeks to actively empathize with those with pain, giving the patient unconditional positive regard, which leads to increased confidence, autonomy, and empowerment. Pain management coaching pioneer Becky Curtis will share how pain management coaching will support pain patients as they make lasting behavior changes.
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- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
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- 1.00 APA
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