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The Role of Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain Management: Proceedings of a Workshop


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Note: Proceedings contain the opinion of the presenters, but do NOT reflect the conclusions of the Health and Medicine Division or the National Academies. Learn more about the differences between Reports and Proceedings.

 On December 4–5, 2018 the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders and Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education hosted a public workshop that brought together experts and key stakeholders from government, academia, industry, health professional societies, and disease-focused organizations to discuss nonpharmacological treatments and integrative health models for pain management, and their role within the broad landscape of approaches to chronic pain management. This Proceedings of a Workshop highlights presentations that discussed the state of evidence on the effectiveness of nonpharmacological treatments and integrative health models for pain management, multimodal approaches, and research gaps and key questions for further research. The Proceedings also summarizes workshop discussions that examined health professions’ current approaches for educating students, trainees, and practicing clinicians on nonpharmacological pain management as well as the policies that would enable broader dissemination and implementation of evidence-based nonpharmacological approaches, when appropriate.