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The successful integration of patient psychology has in-depth stages that should be first taught and then applied.

When practices consider wellness, this must go right down to the core of understanding their patients true needs. From a trauma informed approach to correctly spotting red flags.

On Finally, George speaks with Specialist Integrated Wellness Psychologist, Kimberley Cairns. They discuss the advantages of thorough patient psychology assessments and their benefits to both surgeons and patients. 

The Relationship Between Aesthetics And Psychology 

Have you ever wondered how aesthetics and psychology merge together?

From influence of social media,

To the aesthetics of diet and aspiration. 

Many people find themselves wanting to change the way they look,

As a result of these drivers.

Invited into the industry to incorporate wellness, George speaks with Kimberley Cairns on this week’s episode of Finally. They dig deeper to understand the relationship between aesthetics and psychology.

Advice To Surgeons Who Want To Integrate Patient Psychology Into Their Practice

Being authentic and client lead is the key to create a healthy confidence between patient and surgeon.

So when practices think about wellness, this should go right down to the core of patients’ psychology in order to identify internal needs. 

However, there is often thought to be a barrier when it comes to accessing the correct treatment.

Not only from patients,

But surgeons themselves. 

The Risks With Immediate Assessments

We wouldn’t share our deepest secrets with someone who we only met 5 minutes prior,

The same goes for patients and surgeons.

Immediate assessments can not only be intrusive, but overwhelming for both parties. 

Patient interaction should be approached from a point of connecting subjectively,

With care and empathy.  

Digging Deeper When Red Flags Are Apparent 

A consultation makes way for so many important stages of a patient, practitioner relationship;

  • Practitioners confidence to ask the right questions
  • Patients confidence to articulate their needs 
  • Digging deeper into the things patients may not be comfortable with discussing over the phone

It’s important that the message of compassion transcends correctly to allow patients to feel they are valued as an individual.

Consultations allow the beginning of this.

A Trauma Informed Approach

Practitioners having true knowledge of their patients is fundamental. It can not only,

help safeguard their patient,

but also, avoid secondary trauma for the practitioner. 

Complex patient psychology must include a value in the conversation for both sides.