Let's do a deeper dive into the Self Determination Theory, and how that suits as a structure for this course.
We've talked about the three basic needs
The structure of this course consists of 3 categories
- Expose the patient to the unknown MR environment
- Improve your patient communication
- Improve the MR environment
Exposing the patient to the unknown MR environment is all about preparing them by giving them more COMPETENCE. There are a number of ways we can do this by leveraging old and new technology.
Improving your patient communication is all about your ability to build trust and relatedness within the short timeframe you have with the patients. The biggest part of communication is to listen and read the patient. They will probably tell you what they think you want to hear, but their body will always tell you the truth.
Improving the MR environment: here we talk about the measures you can do so that the patient WANTS to have an MR exam. A few visual changes can make a big difference.