61 | P a g e 17. HOPAYIAN 2014 : Outcome of care When I first had pain I thought that there would be a cure and now I realise I have to learn to live with it. At times I accept that all the clinicians can do is to help me to cope with the situation and to reassure me. Quality of life, rather than cure, is important. At times, I cannot accept that there is no cure and think that the clinician is not committed to helping me find it. There should be cure. CHRONIC PAIN 18. HOPAYIAN 2014 : Personalized care I need to be involved in the decisions about my care and my goals. I want the clinician to consider my preferences and plan my care around me as a unique individual with individual needs. I want us to make decisions about me in partnership CHRONIC PAIN 19. HOPAYIAN 2014 : Process and content of care I want a thorough hands-on assessment and this usually will include an x-ray or scan. I think they think it is all in my head or that I am making it up. I want to be treated as an individual. CHRONIC PAIN 20. HOPAYIAN 2014 : Patient-practitioner relationship and interpersonal skills I need the clinician to listen and understand the effect that this pain is having on my life and self-image. Show an interest in me as a person and treat me as an individual CHRONIC PAIN
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