Person-centred care for musculoskeletal pain — a tool to put principles into practice
Lauren FinestonePerson-centred care is an important part of care for people with musculoskeletal pain conditions. But evidence that some healthcare professionals struggle to integrate person-centred care principles into their clinical practice. A tool that provides a structured approach can help.
Person-centred care involves seeing the patient as a whole person. It means taking a biopsychosocial perspective to understanding and managing their condition, involving them in the treatment process and fostering a strong therapeutic alliance. It’s about recognising that patients’ medical needs are best understood and addressed in the context of their entire lives — including ‘their life goals and social, economic,...
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