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‘Bedside’ manner matters
The previous cell looked mainly at the medications clinicians prescribe. Now we look at the clinicians themselves, and discover that for this ‘disease’, bedside manner is not just a conduit for treatment: to a substantial degree, it is the treatment. Learn from seminal studies that patients “sensitized to rejection” assess their clinicians as much as the reverse; signs of rejection or coldness lead to rejection back and risk treatment failure.

The ‘bite’ commentary ends by asking:
To what degree is the clinician’s commitment to their alcohol-dependent clients determined by management and workplace culture?
What makes a clinician ‘good’, and how can we identify the good ones?

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One of 25 cells in the Alcohol Treatment Matrix, a staff development resource mapping seminal and key research and guidance on alcohol brief interventions and treatment.
“This [matrices] is a real tour de force. Brilliant.”
Mike Stewart, formerly director of the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion, England
Also see the hot topic on the influence of treatment practitioners.

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About the development and construction of the matrices
Alcohol Treatment Matrix for brief interventions and treatment for problem drinking.
Drug Treatment Matrix for harm reduction and treatment in relation to illegal drugs
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Sent by the Drug and Alcohol Findings Effectiveness Bank to alert you to site updates and UK-relevant evaluations of drug/alcohol interventions. Refresh of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix is funded by Alcohol Change UK. Findings is also supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction and advised by the National Addiction Centre.