Bay of Plenty:
Lakes/BOP Chronic Pain Service Philosophy:
The chronic pain team consists of a pain consultant/specialist, specialist clinical nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and health or clinical psychologist.
Interdisciplinary versus Multidisciplinary Approach:
The team adheres to an interdisciplinary team philosophy which involves the following key features:
Self-Management of Chronic Pain
The team holds a strong position that self-management of chronic pain is the main goal of treatment within the service. Patients are encouraged to take an active role in self-management strategies, and dependence on the service and its’ team members is discouraged.
The Chronic Pain Service Mission Statement:
Facilitate people to reduce the impact of pain on their lives and maximise their quality of life.
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