Chapter 8. What Chronic Pain Looks Like to the Clinician

  1. Prof. Saifudin Rashiq2,
  2. Prof. Donald Schopflocher3,
  3. Prof. Paul Taenzer4 and
  4. Prof. Egon Jonsson5,6
  1. Chris Spanswick

Published Online: 24 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622665.ch8

Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

How to Cite

Spanswick, C. (2008) What Chronic Pain Looks Like to the Clinician, in Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective (eds S. Rashiq, D. Schopflocher, P. Taenzer and E. Jonsson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622665.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Alberta, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Clinical Sciences Building 8-120, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada

  2. 3

    University of Alberta, Nursing Research Office, Clinical Science Building 4-103, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada

  3. 4

    University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, 2nd Street SW 100-2310, Calgary, Alberta T2S 3C4, Canada

  4. 5

    University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

  5. 6

    University of Toronto, Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Alberta, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 AUG 2008

Book Series:

  1. Health Care and Disease Management

Book Series Editors:

  1. Prof. Dr. Egon Jonsson5,6

Series Editor Information

  1. 5

    University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

  2. 6

    University of Toronto, Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323821

Online ISBN: 9783527622665

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Keywords:

  • pain clinic;
  • multidisciplinary pain management;
  • pain conditions;
  • emotional state;
  • reasons for referral

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Typical Patient

  • Common Pain Conditions

  • How Do Patients Present?

  • Why Do Patients Consult?

  • Why Do Family Physicians Refer Patients to Specialists?

  • References