ERIC Number: EJ900524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Counseling Adult Clients Experiencing Chronic Pain
Burns, Stephanie T.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n4 p483-491 Fall 2010
Chronic pain affects 35% to 57% of the adult population in the United States and results in billions of dollars spent annually in direct health-care costs and lost productivity. Extensive research confirms the considerable role psychological factors play in the experience and expression of chronic pain. The author discusses implications for counseling adult clients experiencing chronic pain, specifically interventions, interdisciplinary treatment approaches, treatment planning, diversity, and ethical/legal considerations.
Descriptors: Pain, Adults, Counseling Techniques, Role, Psychological Patterns, Intervention, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ethics, Legal Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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