Tag: pain care

Thoughts about Pain from a Palliative Care Coordinator

This essay was submitted in 2011 in application for a PainEDU/PAINWeek scholarship. Though not a winner, this essay was found to have special merit. I am the Palliative Care Coordinator of a newly developing palliative care unit. My job description includes assisting with the development of new policies and procedures. I am responsible for developing… Read more »

The Role of the Patient-Health Care Provider Relationship in Chronic Pain Management

The key to understanding patients’ needs for pain management is context. The tool to help achieve that understanding is communication. It is becoming more widely accepted that the Medical Home is an important foundation of effective and concerted medical care. Further, an effective relationship between health care providers in Primary Care (PCPs) and their patients is recognized as a critical… Read more »