Dr. Lindsey Hughey // #ClinicalTuesday // www.ptonice.com
In today's episode of the PT on ICE Daily Show, Extremity Division Leader Lindsey Hughey discusses how encouragement and support are crucial factors in helping patients overcome challenges and develop resilience. This episode emphasizes the significance of being there for patients and showing them that a healthier and stronger version of themselves is achievable, despite the short-term suffering they may experience. Lindsey acknowledges that this aspect of patient care cannot be measured on standardized scales or assessments, but it plays a vital role in the patient's journey towards better health.
Additionally, the episode highlights the importance of providing encouragement to patients when they face setbacks or failures. It is essential to support them and let them know that it is okay to struggle. By reframing these setbacks as part of the process and emphasizing that it is better than not taking any action at all, healthcare providers can help patients maintain their motivation and continue working towards their goals.
Furthermore, the episode emphasizes that patients should not be defined by their diagnosis or label. It is crucial to help patients understand that they have the power to make choices that can improve their well-being. Healthcare providers should assist patients in reframing their experiences and show them a different way to approach suffering. This involves forging connections, offering hope, and helping patients gain a new perspective on their situation.
In addition to encouragement and support, the episode also mentions the importance of accountability. Patients may need someone to hold them accountable for their actions and help them stay on track with their goals. This can be achieved through forming new connections, such as involving family members or enlisting the support of a healthcare provider. By creating a sense of accountability, patients can stay motivated and make positive changes in their lives.
Overall, the episode emphasizes that encouragement, support, and accountability are essential components of helping patients overcome challenges and build resilience. By providing these elements of care, healthcare providers can help patients navigate their journey towards better health and well-being. Lindsey emphasizes that simply modulating pain symptoms is not enough. They want to open up opportunities for patients to maximize their fitness, both physically and psychologically.
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00:00 LINDSEY HUGHEY
Good morning, PT on ICE Daily Show. How's it going? I am Dr. Lindsay Hughey, one of our lead faculty for extremity management, along with Dr. Mark Gallant and Cody Gingrich. It's nice to see you all this morning. I am coming to you from Manitou Springs, Colorado. There are some mountains peeking in the background. This Clinical Tuesday, I am going to be chatting with you all about the stimulus of suffering and how in our folks in particular with knee and HIPAA can transform their current suffering to a strength. But I'll tell you it's not by giving up suffering, it's by transforming it. So we will take on this challenging subject today and consider how the suffering stimulus produces growth and satisfaction. But before we do, I would love to tell you about some upcoming courses that Mark and Cody and I have in the extremity division because there's only a handful of courses to catch us in 2023. So coming up is we are in Amarillo, Texas, September 9