Advertisement

Epilogue

  • Ranjan Roy
Chapter

All our comments and observations discussed in this chapter are directly related to medical illness in general and chronic pain in particular. We had two major objectives in writing this book. The first was to get a general idea of the types of psychotherapy in use to treat medically ill patients in general and pain patients in particular. We also considered the literature on depression and psychotherapy because it is commonly seen in chronic pain sufferers. The second was to ascertain the extent to which the practice of psychotherapy with medically ill persons in general and chronic pain sufferers in particular was evidence driven. On the first issue, although books and articles abound on the value of psychotherapeutic intervention with the medically ill, that cannot be said for chronic pain (Fisher and O’Donohue, 2006; McDaniel et al., 1992). For this reason, we decided to broaden our base and made a case that, by extrapolation, such therapies could be used for patients with chronic...

Keywords

Chronic Pain Family Therapy Chronic Pain Patient Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Chronic Pain Sufferer 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Fisher, J. and O’Donohue, W. (Eds.) (2006) Practitioner’s Guide to Evidence-Based Psychotherapy. New York, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.Google Scholar
  2. Gambrill, E. (2004) The future of evidence-based social work practice. In: Thyer, B. and Kazi, M. (Eds.) International Perspective on Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work. Birmingham, UK, Venture Press.Google Scholar
  3. McDaniel, S., Hepworth, J., and Doherty, W. (1992) Medical Family Therapy: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Family and Health Problems. New York, Basic Books.Google Scholar
  4. Roy, R. (2006) Chronic Pain and Family: A Clinical Perspective. New York, Springer.Google Scholar
  5. Roy, R. and Frankel, H. (1995) How Good is Family Therapy? Toronto, University of Toronto Press.Google Scholar
  6. Thyer, B. and Kazi, M. (2004) International Perspective on Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work. Birmingham, UK, Venture Press.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranjan Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

Personalised recommendations