Pain, power and patience - A narrative study of general practitioners' relations with chronic pain patients

  title={Pain, power and patience - A narrative study of general practitioners' relations with chronic pain patients},
  author={Mia Hemborg Kristiansson and Annika Brorsson and Caroline Wachtler and Margareta Troein},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
BACKGROUND Chronic pain patients are common in general practice. In this study "chronic pain" is defined as diffuse musculoskeletal pain not due to inflammatory diseases or cancer. Effective patient-physician relations improve treatment results. The relationship between doctors and chronic pain patients is often dysfunctional. Consultation training for physicians and medical students can improve the professional ability to build effective relations, but this demands a thorough understanding of… CONTINUE READING
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