P a g e | 20 ACTIVITY 4: LEARNING FROM HEALTHTALK LEARNING AIM To facilitate an empathetic understanding of what it is like to live with painful conditions and thus facilitate a therapeutic partnership. MATERIALS: You will need access to the following links: COMMUNICATING WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS: http://www.healthtalk.org/peoples-experiences/long-term-conditions/chronic- pain/communicating-healthcare-professionals SEARCH FOR A CAUSE AND DIAGNOSIS: http://www.healthtalk.org/peoples-experiences/long-term-conditions/chronic- pain/search-cause-and-diagnosis\ 1. Ask the participants to consider what they think is important about communication with patients that have chronic pain. They can discuss this with their neighbours. 2. Play a clip and ask them how they feel about what the patient says. 3. Ask them to consider a similar situation in which they have had to communicate with a patient. 4. Having seen the clips, discuss with them what they might do differently?
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