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Diet and Pain 

Diet and Pain
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Diet and Pain
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Nancy Cotter

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10.1093/med/9780199315246.003.0019
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date: 19 June 2019

Empowerment Group Visits are open model group visits that involve a rolling admission, a curriculum set by the patients themselves, along with regular meeting dates with no set end date, they are financially self sustaining due to high provider productivity and low cost. By encouraging individuals in a group to share their stories and learn to care about each other, patients gain personal insight into their own problems and can benefit from shared solutions. Providers demonstrate an interest in patient’s lives and help them define themselves outside of their illness. This is achieved through building relationships and trying new things. When facilitated well a group medical visit reduces loneliness and depression making it easier for participants to try new things that could improve their health often involving alternative and integrative forms of medicine and healing.

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