Persistent noncancer pain in patients with addiction reflecting on the challenges

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Abstract

Patients who present with persisting noncancer pain on a background of a past or current substance use disorder are a common management challenge. Often they are perceived as quintessential heartsink patients . However, by maintaining an empathic perspective clinicians can help to create a productive therapeutic relationship
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58 - 61
Number of pages4
JournalMedicine Today
Volume15
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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