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Occupational Therapy in Client-Centered Pain Management

  • Janet S. Jedlicka
  • Anne M. Haskins
  • Jan E. Stube
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Abstract

Occupation has been defined as, “activity in which one engages that is meaningful and central to one’s identity (Hussey et al. 2008).” The role of an occupational therapist in assessing, treating, and collaborating with clients who experience pain of a psychological or physical origin has a primary focus on the client’s ability to function in his/her everyday life in those activities or “occupations” that hold meaning for the client.

Keywords

Chronic Pain Occupational Therapist Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Occupational Therapy Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janet S. Jedlicka
    • 1
  • Anne M. Haskins
    • 1
  • Jan E. Stube
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Occupational TherapyUniversity of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health SciencesGrand ForksUSA

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