‘Even the lone ranger had Tonto’ — the unintended consequences of pain self-management

Lauren Finestone

Dr Karen Rodham, Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Chichester, cautions against the ‘blame, shame and inflame game’ of self-management.

So far in our topic on self-management, we’ve focused mainly on positive things people experiencing persistent pain can do to cope with and manage their pain to get on with their lives as best they can. But this focus on the ‘self’ on self-management can have a downside.  It’s this darker underbelly that Dr Karen Rodham suggests we need to be aware of to prevent people with long-term pain conditions from feeling bla...

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Published 17 May, 2023 | Updated 24 May, 2023