Patient empowerment and choice in chronic pain management.

  • Janette Barrie
  • Published 2011 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…

Abstract

Service provision and access to pain services vary considerably in the UK, with only a small percentage of people with chronic pain accessing specialist services. Government policy supports giving patients more choice and control over their care. Empowerment involves ensuring patients have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and self-awareness to improve the… (More)

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