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The effects of failing to believe patients’ experience of chronic pain

ABSTRACTClarke, K.A., Iphofen, R. (2008) The effects of failing to believe patients’ experience of chronic pain. This is an extended version of the article published in Nursing Times; 104: 8, 30-31.BACKGROUND: Some patients with chronic pain complain that they feel they are not believed.AIM: To explore the effects of healthcare professionals not believing patients with pain.METHOD: This ...

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