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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:

  1. Following assessment, the team decides on common treatment goals.
  2. The main task of all members of the team is to deliver patient centred care
  3. Team members will have an understanding of the skills of other disciplines involved in the team.
  4. There may be professional role blurring in areas of core self-management knowledge, skills and techniques
  5. Communication occurs between all team members
  6. All team members have equal status within the team
  7. Decisions are arrived at after considering input from all team members


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.

Last updated : Friday, September 03, 2021
Next review date : Saturday, September 03,2022

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