Pain Management Coaching: Integrative and Complimentary Strategies for Complicated Pain

Author: Lesa R. Abney, Lisa Creekmur, Becky L. Curtis

Pain management coaching is a systematized application of techniques, including motivational interviewing, that enable your patients to work through ambivalence and take action to change their lives. One of the primary components is education. Coaches teach skills to enable the patient to regain a sense of control and direction. Working with patients to implement the providers' recommendations, coaches give support and tools to help the patient reframe their perspective hopelessness and safely navigate through the treacherous jungle of complicated pain. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2016)

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