The Ubiquity Of Uncertainty: Learnings From The Low Back Pain Context – with Dr. Nathalia Costa

Sunday April 30, 2023
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Approved for 1.5 Core Competency credits

Course will be held live online with an on-demand option after the event.

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Uncertainty is inherent to, and ubiquitous in, healthcare practices. Yet practical guidance on how to navigate uncertainty remains largely underexplored. This session draws from findings from the low back pain literature specifically, and the healthcare literature more broadly, to stimulate the audience to both critically reflect about how we navigate uncertainty and explore possibilities. Dr Costa will provide an overview of the uncertainty literature and invite the audience to both dive into real-world stories and engage in reflexivity. Here, we will explore a productive way of navigating uncertainty without always focusing on reducing it, using Barbara Gibson’s ‘ethic of openness’. By the end of the presentation, the audience will have a better understanding of how to navigate uncertainty and will leave the presentation feeling better equipped to navigate uncertainty within pain management settings. 


Dr. Nathalia Costa

Dr. Costa is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland and at the University of Sydney. In her postdoctoral studies at The University of Queensland, Dr. Costa is investigating how both clinicians and people with low back pain navigate uncertainty during clinical encounters, with a view to inform training needs of clinicians for navigating uncertainty within this context. In her postdoctoral studies at The University of Sydney, Dr. Costa is investigating system-level intervention points to promote transfer of outcomes of low back pain research into health policy and practice.

Registration opens for MTAM Members February 1st, 2023! Please visit the MTAM website to Register.

Cancellations made by March 27, 2022 receive a full refund. Cancellations made from March 27 – April 10, 2022 receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course. No refunds will be given on cancellations made after April 10, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.