Foreword, by David Tauben
Chapter 1: Chronic Pain and Opioids
Chapter 2: Treatment Approaches: The Evidence
Chapter 3: The Patient-Provider Relationship
II. Phase 1: Preparing for Change
Chapter 4: Evaluate the Patient's Functioning and Well-Being
Chapter 5: Exchange Expectations and Address Resistance
III. Phase 2: Engaging in Strategies
Chapter 6: Develop Goals and a Treatment Plan
Chapter 7: Practice Helpful Strategies
Chapter 8: Address Common Barriers
Chapter 9: Monitor and Manage Symptoms
IV. Phase 3: Maintaining Gains
Chapter 10: Develop a Maintenance
Chapter 11: Address Setbacks
Chapter 12: Reinforce Resources
This book presents an integrated approach for concurrently treating chronic pain and opioid use.
Many patients who suffer from chronic pain are also managing opioid medications. Because this population often requires a higher level of care, it is critical for providers to address pain and opioid management together.
This book presents an integrated healthcare team approach that helps patients manage opioid use in a structured, safe, and supportive environment while also exploring all of the factors that impact the patients' pain experience.
This whole-person approach to care allows for cross-cutting strategies to be applied and maximizes the reduction of suffering.
The behavioral treatment strategies in this book can help providers assist patients who are struggling with chronic pain and have relied on opioids at one point. This includes individuals that are considering de-prescribing, are in the process of opioid tapering, have recently discontinued from opioids, or are currently using opioids effectively for pain.
Combining expert clinical guidance with the latest research and practical case examples, the book helps practitioners across healthcare disciplines understand their patients, improve rapport and engagement, and implement treatment strategies to help patients live their best lives.