Creative consulting—you can make a difference
Our relationship with our patients is the key to self healing
- By: David Reilly
Why do you want to be in the caring professions? To help other people, to make a difference in their lives. So what will it take to do it well? You already know that this needs technical knowledge, skill, and experience involving years of study and hard work to be able to use a range of tools such as drugs, surgery, and radiotherapy. But did you know that there is often another way of helping that can sometimes be even more powerful than these tools and can interfere with or enhance their action? It's you.
Human factors affect human healing. Medicine is (re)discovering that they can sometimes be more powerful than technical factors in creating the outcome of our care for good and bad—modifying rates of recovery, side effects, complaints, and costs. We will explore the why and how of you bringing a positive and healing impact in your interactions