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Underlying themes of Striving to Thriving
Education, education, education. The greater the patient understands the complexities of chronic pain, the easier the clinician’s job becomes as the patient develops a greater understanding and working knowledge of their nervous system, the three domains of the biopsychosocial model, neuroplasticity and retraining their brain, etc.
The patient assumes greater responsibility and leadership in their care. This relieves clinicians of time-consuming mentoring of the patient, since the book provides them with education materials and documentation supporting clinicians’ efforts.
The patient assumes responsibility for managing communication between providers (involved in the multidisciplinary approach) and the dissemination of important information to all those providers simultaneously
The patient plays and active (rather than passive) role in decisions made in treatment plans and reporting efficacy.