Partnering with Patients to Improve Management of Chronic Pain in Primary Care
The overall goal of this project is to improve management and outcomes for patients with chronic, nonmalignant pain (CNMP). The specific objectives include:
1.To coach three primary care practices through skill development and system changes needed to establish a longitudinal group visit program for patients living with (CNMP).
2.To help CNMP patients to improve their own care by creating a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to guide improvement and assist with self-management.
3.To incorporate an integrative approach to chronic pain into group visits through use of consultants in psychology, nutrition, wellness coaching, physical therapy and pharmacy.
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