The Role of Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain Management : Proceedings of a Workshop


The Role of Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain Management : Proceedings of a Workshop

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Pain is a leading cause of disability globally. The dramatic increase in opioid prescriptions within the past decade in the United States has contributed to the opioid epidemic the country currently faces, magnifying the need for longer term solutions to treat pain. The substantial burden of pain and the ongoing opioid crisis have attracted increased attention in medical and public policy communities, resulting in a revolution in thinking about how pain is managed. This new thinking acknowledges the complexity and biopsychosocial nature of the pain experience and the need for multifaceted pain management approaches with both pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies.

The magnitude and urgency of the twin problems of chronic pain and opioid addiction, combined with the changing landscape of pain management, prompted the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a workshop on December 4aEURO"5, 2018, in Washington, DC. The workshop brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss the current status of nonpharmacological approaches to pain management, gaps, and future directions. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.


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Author(s)
and Medicine Engineering National Academies of Sciences, Health and Medicine Division, Board on Global Health, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, Clare Stroud, Sheena M. Posey Norris, Lisa Bain
Format
Paperback | 138 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 6.35mm | 226.8g
Publication date
23 Jun 2019
Publisher
National Academies Press
Publication City/Country
Washington, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
030949091X
ISBN13
9780309490917