Treatment and rehabilitation for patients with chronic pain and multimorbidity

David McGavin
Article-ID: DMS-21012-EN
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14271/DMS-21012-EN

A small National Health Service (NHS) community pain management clinic has shown significant clinical improvements, cost effectiveness and substantial savings in a highly disabled group of patients. The key to these outcomes appears to have been the way in which patients were enabled to become active and exert their own resourcefulness through anthroposophic interventions. The contribution of anthroposophic medicine to self-management has been comprehensively outlined in its concepts, evidence and patient perspectives. This paper sets out to explain how adverse clinical and social circumstances may be overcome when the rehabilitation method engages patients’ own experiences, interpretations and initiative in a necessarily ‘bottom-up’ approach.

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