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New JCM paper on Pain Management

The Management of Chronic Pain: Re-Centring Person-Centred Care

J. Clin. Med. 2023, 12(22), 6957;

The drive for a more person-centred approach in the broader field of clinical medicine is also gaining traction in chronic pain treatment. Despite current advances, a further departure from ‘business as usual’ is required to ensure that the care offered or received is not only effective but also considers personal values, goals, abilities, and day-to-day realities. Existing work typically focuses on explaining pain symptoms and the development of standardised interventions, at the risk of overlooking the broader consequences of pain in individuals’ lives and individual differences in pain responses. This review underscores the importance of considering additional factors, such as the influence of chronic pain on an individual’s sense of self. It explores innovative approaches to chronic pain management that have the potential to optimise effectiveness and offer person-centred care. Furthermore, it delves into research applying hybrid and individual formulations, along with self-monitoring technologies, to enhance pain assessment and the tailoring of management strategies. In conclusion, this review advocates for chronic pain management approaches that align with an individual’s priorities and realities while fostering their active involvement in self-monitoring and self-management.

Tue 07 Nov 2023, 15:11 | Tags: paper, chronic pain, WITHIN

Visit by Dr Martin Cheatle

We are pleased to have Dr Martin Cheatle from U Penn visiting us. His talk was informative and entertaining. A hit for our audience!


Fri 27 Oct 2023, 10:41 | Tags: Talk, chronic pain, WITHIN

Mental defeat predicts suicide risk

Check out our new paper published in the Journal of PainLink opens in a new window on mental defeat and suicidality. This is our first publication based on data collected for the WITHIN study. We thank our staff and research participants for their invaluable contribution!

Results from this prospective cohort study suggest that mental defeat is a significant predictor of increased suicide risk among patients with chronic pain, along with depression, perceived stress, head pain, and active smoking status. These findings offer a novel avenue for assessment and preventative intervention before risk escalates.

Mon 31 Jul 2023, 17:56 | Tags: suicidality, paper, chronic pain, WITHIN

1 of 4 best posters at the British Pain Society conference 2023

Tue 09 May 2023, 23:25 | Tags: conference, award, WITHIN

Within tracking study protocol is published!

Check out our study protocol published in the BMJ Open. Free access to all. Link:

Mon 06 Feb 2023, 16:32 | Tags: paper, WITHIN

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