Eduan Breedt

Eduan Breedt

Becoming Physiotherapist

Neoliberalism and Physiotherapy

Why self-efficacy and person-centered care may hurt more than it heals

Eduan Breedt

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This blog is in response to a twitter thread where it dawned on me that very few of us physiotherapists understand the political water that we are swimming in. So I thought of writing a blog that highlights the possible dangers of self-efficacy, person-centered care, or the biopsychosocial model and how it might intersect with a “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” approach to health. Specifically, I am exploring the questions “how much are we paying attention to the individual?”,…

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