Chronic pain is widespread among U.S. adults, and overreliance on
pharmacological approaches to managing this pain has contributed to the
nation’s opioid addiction crisis. There is growing recognition of the importance
of directing patients towards non-pharmacological approaches to manage pain.
This study describes the health-related occupations that are able to deliver
evidence-based non-pharmacologic pain management, and how education-,
policy- and practice-related factors serve as barriers or facilitators to further
leverage this workforce to effectively help manage chronic pain.
Authors:Pollack SW, Skillman SM, Frogner BK
Journal/Publisher:Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
Citation:Pollack SW, Skillman SM, Frogner BK. The Health Workforce Delivering Evidence-Based Non-Pharmacological Pain Management. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Feb 2020.
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