How to Make the Most of Your Healthcare Visit for Optimal Pain Control

Muy interesante entrada, educación para pacientes y mejora de la visita médica para obtener buenos resultados en el diagnóstico y tratamiento del dolor crónico

Engaging The Patient

Guest Contributor: Judith A. Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN – Director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and a Research Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University; Feinberg School of Medicine

Meeting a new pain management team can create stress, but preparation can improve communication and facilitate your care.

In a perfect world, visits with the team would be unhurried, filled with compassionate understanding about your pain. In the real world, the time allocated for consults are hardly sufficient to discuss complex problems such as chronic pain. Nevertheless, there are strategies you can use to make the most of this time, while developing a strong collaborative relationship with your team.

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1. Write down your history: Most people with chronic pain have extensive experience with the health care system. Describing this history in a thorough and chronological manner may be difficult, particularly when we might be nervous meeting…

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