Organization and Personnel Functions in the Pain Clinic

  • Gerald M. Aronoff
  • Patricia W. McAlary
Part of the Current Management of Pain book series (CUMP, volume 1)

Abstract

Chronic pain syndromes are among the most difficult medical problems to treat. The present use of this term refers to non-malignant pain in which the subjective pain complaints, resultant suffering, and pain behaviors are excessive and disproportionate to the actual pathophysiology. In addition, there is generally accompanying life disruption and maladaptive behavior patterns demonstrated by impairments in physical and psychosocial functioning. Since pain is influenced by physiological, psychosocial, ethnocultural, religious, and motivational factors, a multidisciplinary approach is often necessary to effectively intervene in this process.

Keywords

Arthritis Depression Osteoporosis Insurance Coverage Pancreatitis 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

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  • Gerald M. Aronoff
  • Patricia W. McAlary

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