Persistent noncancer pain in patients with addiction: Reflecting on the challenges

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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)6-9
Number of pages4
JournalMedicine Today
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

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