Articles

  • Provider-Patient Interactions: Have you ever noticed that some people bring out the worst in you? Have you ever found yourself being defensive, reactive, tense, controlling, upset, confused, lost or felt incompetent or vulnerable?
  • Pain Management Pitfalls: Psychological research on intense provider-client interactions yields insight into the doctor-chronic pain patient relationship and provides lessons in improving interactions.
  • Helping Patients Understand the World of Pain Medicine: Patients need to better understand their health care providers’ concerns regarding alcohol, drugs and pain medications, as well as what is expected of them in their role as patients in order to maximize treatment outcomes.
  • Mistakes Made by Chronic Pain Patients: A guide for chronic pain patients to help them avoid pitfalls and mistakes and become part of the team in helping to restore a better quality of life for themselves.
  • Realistic Pacing of Pain Patients’ Activities: Recognizing and avoiding tendencies to rush,multi-task,or otherwise over-exert during relative lulls in pain helps reduce subsequent pain flare-ups and achieve a more comfortable and sustainable activity level.
  • Psychologists as Primary Care Providers: Psychologists are trained in advanced skills that intrinsically lend themselves to the management of chronic pain and complex health care problems.
  • Psychological Wounds of Trauma and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Psychological wounds of trauma are a diagnosis that is not typically understood or considered when a patient has experienced physical trauma. Article highlights traumatic responding patterns and considerations for treatment.
  • Psychological Dimension of Pain Management: A comprehensive approach to pain management must address the psychological dimension with special emphasis on the patient’s own unique psychological response to chronic pain.
  • Provider-Patient Interactions: Understanding unconscious interpersonal defensive responses in a chronic pain practice to improve interactions.
  • Pain Management Pitfalls: Psychological research on intense provider-client interactions yields insight into the doctor-chronic pain patient relationship.
  • Pain Care Bill of Rights: As a person with pain, you have many rights.