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Naturopathic Case Taking with Moira Bradfield

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Quality case-taking skills are a critical aspect of naturopathic practice, yet how often is this element of patient care overlooked? 
 
In this episode we welcome back Moira Bradfield to help us dig deep into the many variables that comprise a quality, detailed case history. Andrew and Moira will take you on a drive down memory lane, revisiting the mnemonics they each learned to help them capture the important details of a case, they also cover how to manage the client's expectations, asking appropriate questions to rule out pathological processes and how to dialogue efficiently with other medical professionals.

Covered in this episode

[00:45] Welcoming back Moira Bradfield
[02:24] The importance of case taking framework
[04:08] Is pre-screening necessary?
[09:24] The client's experience of the presenting complaint
[12:03] MARCSDRAFT mnemonics
[14:54] Aetiological sieve: CTIVNHMNDPII
[18:44] Balancing notetaking and being present
[23:29] Introducing clients to what to expect
[27:54] Ruling out pathological processes
[29:50] Referrals: corresponding with other medical professionals
[33:54] The elegance of natural medicine
[37:25] Practitioner self-care
[40:13] Resources for practitioners

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Moira Bradfield-Strydom
Moira is a naturopath and acupuncturist who has been in clinical practice for 16 years. Graduating with a Bachelor of Naturopathy from Southern Cross University in 2001, Moira has worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of health conditions and disease states. She blends naturopathic medicine with Oriental modalities including acupuncture. Moira has a specialised interest in Holistic Medical Ophthalmology, working in an integrative service offering acupuncture and naturopathic medicine for people suffering from Degenerative eye disorders. Moira has lectured both overseas and in Australia in Nutrition, Pharmacology and Pathology and is currently a Senior Lecturer of Nutrition at The Endeavour College of Natural Health, Gold Coast.