Time to complete:
1.5 hours
Date of publication:
August 2021

This is a recording of a live webinar that took place on 5 August 2021 This recording will be available to view until 5 February

This is the second part of a two part series. In this second session we will focus on applying the knowledge gained in the first webinar in your GP consultations.  It will look at explaining persistent symptoms, anticipating and handling negative tests, and promoting patients’ self-management.


Learning objectives:

1.    Recognise that persistent physical symptoms can be understood and explained in ways that patients find helpful (and which go beyond MUS)


2.    Understand components of an interoception-focused model of symptoms


3.    Acquire new clinical skills or techniques for eliciting features of functional disorders


4.    Be able to discuss the pros and cons of diagnostic labels


5.    Understand the types and components of effective explanations


6.    Develop skills in communicating negative test results in a constructive manner


7.    Develop confidence in creating structured explanations with patients using the taught materials


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