Off Script: Why You Should Write for Behavioral Medicine
Interest in nonpharmacological pain management modalities has gained prominence as healthcare providers and systems seek ways to minimize risk and improve patient outcomes. The VA has been training clinicians in cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain (CBT-CP) since 2012 and has made treatment access a priority. In this course, evidence for the effectiveness of CBT-CP will be reviewed along with options on how this approach can be incorporated more readily into comprehensive pain management. Behavioral pain medicine is also a key component of interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation programs, which within the Unites States have grown only in the VA despite the significant evidence base for this treatment. Details regarding implementation and outcomes of these modalities will be reviewed. These treatment options focus on how to empower those with pain by equipping them will self-managed pain skills. By identifying what matters most to the person with pain, CBT-CP and interdisciplinary pain programs emphasize ways to maximize wellness and harness resilience against pain.
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