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Why self-management can be hard to do — barriers in primary healthcare settings

Lauren Finestone

A study explores the barriers to self-management of chronic pain conditions in primary healthcare settings.

People need to be supported to self-manage chronic pain to so they can continue to live their lives as normally as possible, while accepting that there may never be a cure. There are things they can do to reduce the impact their chronic pain has on everyday life and to maintain their wellbeing. But this can be challenging — both for them and the healthcare professionals who work with them. A UK study of primary care healthcare professiona...

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Published 13 January, 2023