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Be A Critical Consumer: Take full responsibility & accountability for your clinical practice

Updated: Jul 7, 2021





โœจ๐•๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•’ ๐•—๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•Ÿ๐••๐•๐•ช ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ž๐•š๐•Ÿ๐••๐•–๐•ฃ...โœจ


๐˜ฝ๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก (๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™˜๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™œ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ) ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ข๐™š, ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™ข๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™–.






While the word ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ can mean "expressing disapproval or condemnatory judgement" is can ALSO mean ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐˜ผ๐™‰๐˜ฟ ๐™›๐™–๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™– ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ; ๐™š๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก๐™ช๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜.


Such is the case when we talk about the term ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ.


I did not mean that I want others to assume the worst in others or search for fault.


Rather, I invite others to be more intentionally and positively ๐š๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐ฎ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž of the information they consume.


I that in mind, I think the statement I mentioned before,


[๐˜ฝ๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก (๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™˜๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™œ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ) ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ข๐™š, ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™ข๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™–.]


in general, may be considered "common sense."


But do we apply this statement to ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก the information we seek & find on social media, including information related to our clinical practice?


I love Instagram for many reasons, including the ability to easily find new information and ideas for my own practice and caseload. It is easy to take things at face value, especially when the source is perceived as credible (and more often than not, it is).


However, I challenge you, as I constantly challenge myself, to ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜†๐˜‡๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ.


๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ: I'm not saying I think there are people out there who want to lead you awry or purposefully share inaccurate information.


What I ๐——๐—ข mean is that there is a lot of information out there and it is easy to scroll, find and apply, without intentionally analyzing and evaluating:


1) if this has good evidence behind it,

2) if this is a good fit for my caseload &

3) if I really understand enough about it (the WHY) to start implementing it effectively.


This ability to analyze, evaluate, and know your why makes us powerful, intentional & competent clinicians.


๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜†: We are more powerful when we take full personal responsibility and accountability for our practice.


Consider trying these things next time you're scrolling๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ


โœจ If there is a reference provided, check it out!

โœจ If you want more information, DM the person & ask for a reference or way to learn more.

โœจ If you have a follow up question or need clarification, ask.


๐Ÿฅœ In a nutshell:


๐Ÿ“– Take the information.

๐Ÿ“ Evaluate and analyze.

โ“Ask questions.

๐Ÿ“š Do any necessary self study.

๐Ÿง  Know your why.

โœŒ๐ŸผApply.


This absolutely applies to the information you read/hear from me.


Consider the following (I speak for myself, but I bet this is true for many):


๐Ÿ“ข I often share information that founded in the literature, but often through the lens of my own clinical experience

๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ While the information I share may be accurate, true & intriguing, not everything may be feasible or applicable to your caseload ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—ง'๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—ž๐—”๐—ฌ.

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ I am human and imperfect. Although I do my best to stay up to date on past and current literature, I can't know everything. I'm always open to professional discussion and constructive criticism if you know something that I don't.

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