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Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012 Apr;16(2):133-8. doi: 10.1007/s11916-012-0244-4.

The patient-provider relationship in chronic pain.

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Interdisciplinary Musculoskeletal Pain Assessment and Community Treatment Service, The Haywood Hospital, High Lane, Burslem, UK. Kevin.Vowles@uhns.nhs.uk

Abstract

The relationship between patient and provider has long been the subject of study within the psychotherapy literature, with the available data suggesting a modest, but reliable, association between the strength of this relationship and treatment outcome. Conversely, there has been little work focused on the patient-provider relationship in chronic pain settings despite the complexities and difficulties that are often involved in this area. This review provides a brief, broad overview of the literature on the patient-provider relationship and identifies key aspects that are specifically relevant to chronic pain settings. In addition to reviewing the literature in this area, a series of recommendations for future clinical and academic work are offered.

PMID:
22274663
DOI:
10.1007/s11916-012-0244-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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