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Injections, invasive treatments and the ‘whole patient’ view

John Lee

in Long-term pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199214150
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199214150.003.0006
Injections, invasive treatments and the ‘whole patient’ view

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This chapter discusses the care of a patient who is being managed in a disjointed fashion. It describes a complex patient with a standard back pain problem where a failure of effective communication leads to an unhappy customer and a disgruntled and bewildered family. It draws on this experience to show how teams like the pain service can occasionally work to improve collaboration and communication. It also describes the medical treatments that pain clinics may offer.

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Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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