Chronic Pain Management Support Group: A Program Designed to Facilitate Coping

Authors

  • Donna J. Lewis MSN RN,

    nurse manager, Corresponding authorSearch for more papers by this author
    • All three authors work on the rehabilitation medicine unit of Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, FL: Donna J. Lewis is nurse manager, Kathleen A. Frain is a staff nurse, and Margaret H. Donnelly is a licensed practical nurse.

  • Kathleen A. Frain RN C CRRN,

    staff nurseSearch for more papers by this author
    • All three authors work on the rehabilitation medicine unit of Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, FL: Donna J. Lewis is nurse manager, Kathleen A. Frain is a staff nurse, and Margaret H. Donnelly is a licensed practical nurse.

  • Margaret H. Donnelly LPN

    practical nurseSearch for more papers by this author
    • All three authors work on the rehabilitation medicine unit of Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, FL: Donna J. Lewis is nurse manager, Kathleen A. Frain is a staff nurse, and Margaret H. Donnelly is a licensed practical nurse.


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Abstract

Chronic low back pain is experienced by many. Pain management programs have been developed to help patients cope with their condition and learn ways to modify their lifestyle to reduce discomfort. This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a chronic pain management program at one facility.

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