The authors report no conflict of interest or relevant financial relationships.
Centering as a Model for Group Visits Among Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain
Article first published online: 3 AUG 2012
© 2012 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 41, Issue 5, pages 703–710, September/October 2012
How to Cite
Chao, M. T., Abercrombie, P. D. and Duncan, L. G. (2012), Centering as a Model for Group Visits Among Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 41: 703–710. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01406.x
- Issue published online: 14 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 3 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: MAR 2012
- National Institutes of Health/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Grant Numbers: K01AT006545, K01AT005270
- chronic pelvic pain;
- group visits;
- group medical visits
Providing comprehensive care for chronic pelvic pain is impeded by time and resource constraints of the standard health care visit. To provide patient education, psychosocial support, and health care assessment, we developed group visits for women with chronic pelvic pain using an evidence-based, holistic nursing approach. In this article, we describe the structure of group visits, the process of conducting Centering group visits focused on empowerment, and the content of a holistic curriculum for women with chronic pelvic pain.