Striving to Thriving

Themes

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.

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