Patient education in Pain Management
The following is important in patient education for pain mangement:
- Recognise the impact of, and evidence for, the use of therapeutic neuroscience education and self-management as a critical part of pain management.
- Design and apply appropriate educational strategies based on educational science.
- Identify the range of educational opportunities available across therapeutic domains (eg, injury, disease, medical and post surgical intervention) with consideration of age, culture and gender.
- Consider the scope and evidence for/against various contemporary therapeutic educational styles (e.g. biomedical, psychological, neuroscience) and models (e.g stages of change theory) and service delivery modes including face to face, web-based, group education.
- Identify key variables which may impact on knowledge outcomes for the patient (eg self efficacy, health literacy, co-morbidities, culture), the clinician (eg health professional's pain-related beliefs), the message (e.g. use of multimedia), and the context (e.g. insurance limitations; risk reduction; injury prevention)
- ↑ IASP Curriculum Outline on Pain for Physical Therapy. Task Force Members: Helen Slater, Kathleen Sluka, Anne Söderlund, Paul J. Watson