Many persistent pain patients can be seemingly complex, in terms of symptoms and management. Case studies are the most succinct way to demonstrate many of the principles that have been discussed in The 10-minute consultation: persistent pain
, plus illustrate some disease-specific information.
The aim of this supplementary guide is therefore to introduce several case studies written by clinical experts, with the following objectives:
Illustrate how to assess, screen and diagnose the issues presented in the cases.
To develop a management plan in order to address the key factors presented.
To reflect on the issues presented and provide further information that readers can access if interested in pursuing inquiry into the topic area.
is Chair of the Pain Committee of the Royal College of General Practitioners and Vice Chair of the Primary and Community Pain Management Special Interest Group of the British Pain Society, UK.
is a Reader within the Department of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine and Director of Post Graduate Courses for MSc in Pain Management, MSc in Critical Care and MSc in Advanced Surgical Practice at Cardiff University, UK. As a member of the British Pain Society Educational and the Primary and Community Care Special Interest groups, Ann is also currently chairing one of the British Pain Society Pathway groups.
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