Health care is chock full of a lot of telling. Telling the patient to do this or that. Telling the patient to not do something. There is a lot of telling going on around the health care world.
Health care has its share of intelligent people doing the telling. And I have no doubt that there are many that are telling patients a lot of good things.
But one problem exists. We mistakenly focus on adherence and compliance with all the telling and immediately assume that behavioral change goes right along with it. A faulty assumption, indeed.
With 50 episodes of the "Consumer's Guide To Health" podcast in the archives, I can say that I have done my share of interviewing. That process will resume soon with the refactoring of the podcast and its rebirth in January 2015 as the "Live A Smart Life" podcast.
However, I am rarely the topic of the interview - the interviewee, if you will. The roles have rarely been reversed. Until now.
Jason Ward, a physical therapist from Memphis, TN, has put together a great podcast entitled "Mechanical Care Forum". I had the opportunity to be interviewed for his podcast with a full 90 minute interview appearing over the span of two podcast episodes.
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