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In Pursuit of a Premise

In Pursuit of a Premise

In Pursuit of a Premise

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General Overview

A philosophical essay exploring pain, cognition, free will, humanty, helping vs service, and the human condition, this course (or lecture) seeks to open viewers minds to what we do not know about our existence and why we should consider the basis of our personal undetsanding of existance when treating the human condition. Dr. Keith Waldron explores a variety of topics, taking listeners nearly to the edge of the question 'why are we here?', in an effort to balance the scientific and factually driven approaches to healthcare with the stark humanity and individuality of experience belonging to each patient healthcare providers treat. This fascinating and cognitively challenging lecture is for anyone wishing to explore philosophical concepts of the self, and who seek to answer how one best treats (or serves) the individual.


What’s Included in this Course

    1. Certification of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
    2. Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content, such as the workbook can be downloaded, the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
    3. Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
    4. There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
    5. Quizzes throughout to help you integrate the knowledge.
    6. You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants (such as The Allied Health Professional Development Fund) and for tax purposes.
    7. Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
    8. A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!


Course Objectives

You will learn:

    1. A philosophical aproach to the human existence.
    2. The false premise that many clinicians operate under.
    3. The difference between helping and serving.
    4. About written resources discussing pain and pain philosophy.
    5. The role of RCTs, systematic reviews and why the clinician is still a key component in treating people.
    6. Theoretical conceps of consciousness.
    7. Theoretical conceps of cognitive processing and encoding in the brain.
    8. Discussion of free will and whether we have it.
    9. A conceptual discussion of the self.


Audience: Healthcare professionals wishing to delve into the philosophy of existence and how it relates to treating patients and simply treating one another. One does not have to be working with patients to gain a deeper understanding of the self and to be inspired by this lecture.

The instructors
Keith Waldron
Keith is a physiotherapist in the state of New York in the United States. He initially obtained his Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 2000 and later returned to academia where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007. Over the course of the last 17 years, he has worked in a variety of settings including public and private schools, outpatient clinics, and home care. Since 2012, he has provided physiotherapy care exclusively in the home, working jointly with skilled nursing, occupational therapy, and medical social service professionals to comprehensively address the patient’s medical and social needs. His objective is to provide quality physiotherapy care in the home when insurance regulations cease to cover traditional home services.
Course Material included in this course
  • In Pursuit of a Premise
  • Serving and Helping
  • Causality vs Regularity
  • Consciousness
  • Free Will and the Self
  • Q&A
  • Quiz
  • Feedback