A quick question, to which I'm sure there is probably an easy answer: I've heard it said many times in recent years that physiotherapists in private practice should be confident enough to charge what they think they are worth, and that people only truly value something if they have to pay for it. If which case, isn't this just another form of placebo where people gain additional benefit because they've paid more? And isn't that at odds with the idea of evidence-informed practice? … [Read more...] about Is there such a thing as a payment placebo?
Edgar Cahn was Robert F. Kennedy's speech writer and senior counsel. He is now a professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia. But he is known throughout the world for inventing time banking (see these links 1, 2, 3). The idea of time banking is that people who are dependent on others but are unable to pay them back with money, offer whatever skills and services they have to offer as repayment. In many parts of the world, people have long bartered for goods and services with whatever they had to trade, and time banking works along similar lines. The key thing about time banking is that it values all time equally, so an hour of physical therapy is the same as an … [Read more...] about New: Greatness