Chapter 6. Developing an Acupuncture Service for Chronic Pain

  1. Eloise Carr Associate Dean3,
  2. Mandy Layzell Lecturer Practitioner Advanced Specialist Nurse4 and
  3. Martin Christensen PhD member Senior Lecturer5
  1. Ruth H. Heafield Nurse Consultant Manager1,
  2. Christine M. Haigh Nurse Practioners acupuncturist1,
  3. Christine M. Barnes Nurse Practioners acupuncturist1 and
  4. Elaine Beddingham Clinical Placement Learning Facilitator Pain Nurse Practitioner acupuncturist teacher mentor2

Published Online: 21 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318722.ch6

Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management

Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management

How to Cite

Heafield, R. H., Haigh, C. M., Barnes, C. M. and Beddingham, E. (2010) Developing an Acupuncture Service for Chronic Pain, in Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management (eds E. Carr, M. Layzell and M. Christensen), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318722.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth University, UK

  2. 4

    Acute Pain Team, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  3. 5

    School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth House, Bournemouth University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pain Management Services, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  2. 2

    Education Centre, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176996

Online ISBN: 9781444318722

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Keywords:

  • acupuncture service for chronic pain;
  • rationale for setting up acupuncture clinic for pain management;
  • clinical considerations in setting up acupuncture clinic;
  • practice of acupuncture - not risk free;
  • quality adjusted life years (QALYs);
  • treatment pathways for acupuncture - without good-quality evidence on which to base services;
  • staff development - education and maintaining competencies;
  • monitoring of standards for education and continuing professional development (CPD);
  • traditional Chinese approach to acupuncture;
  • educational preparation - preparing practitioners undertaking acupuncture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Rationale for setting up an acupuncture clinic for pain management

  • Staff development: education and maintaining competencies

  • Clinical governance

  • Conclusions

  • Editors' note

  • References