Practical approaches for clinicians in chronic pain management: strategies and solutions

Review written by Dr Sarah Haag info

Key Points

  1. Treating people with chronic pain is a challenge for many reasons.
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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE

Chronic pain is a widespread condition that most healthcare providers will encounter over the course of their careers. Treating patients with chronic pain is challenging for many reasons. Some clinicians feel unprepared to treat patients with chronic pain due to a lack of training (Polacek et al. 2020).

This paper utilizes evidence to provide a guide for clinicians to better understand and communicate an interprofessional, personalized plan for people with chronic pain.

Some clinicians feel unprepared to treat patients with chronic pain due to a lack of training.
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The useful advice provided by this paper can offer a framework for all clinicians to deliver evidence-based, interprofessional care to people seeking treatment for chronic pain.

METHODS

This paper was not the result of a study. The authors reviewed common challenges and misconceptions of treating people with chronic pain and utilized evidence to come up with strategies and solutions to guide clinicians who treat people with chronic

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