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Empowerment Group Visits as a Treatment for Chronic Pain 

Empowerment Group Visits as a Treatment for Chronic Pain
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Empowerment Group Visits as a Treatment for Chronic Pain
Author(s):

Jeffrey S. Geller

, Hong Truong

, and Zhiling Trowbridge

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199315246.003.0018
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date: 22 October 2020

Practitioner oversighted patient self-care initiatives appear to improve pain related outcomes while improving patient satisfaction with care. Enhanced self-care improves a patient’s sense of well-being, which is the ultimate determinant of successful treatment. In addition to other integrative strategies interventions, a team approach that continuously re-assesses and modifies based on patient self-care improvement and response, yields optimal health and well-being outcomes. Patient empowerment that results in sustainable lifestyle changes positively influences their mind, body and spirit and is a requisite for longterm pain management success. Seemingly disparate “allosteric” influences affecting “biopsychosocial” manifestations may have a profound impact on a patient’s pain experience and need to be addressed.

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