"Living with chronic pain—or pain that lasts longer than 3 months—means lives are often put on hold. You can't see pain, but it can derail people's lives," Professor Slater said.
"Typically, health professional training and education in chronic pain care is shaped through a theoretical and clinical evidence lens, reflecting what we as academics and clinical experts think are important knowledge and skills, not necessarily what is important to people living with pain."
"We partnered with Australians living with chronic pain, and caregivers to find out what they considered was the most important thing health professionals needed to be able to do to help them manage their chronic pain," Professor Briggs said.
"Australian health professionals working in chronic pain care also contributed to shaping this framework.
“特别是一个疼痛护理的优先事项 - '对我来说，向我学习 - 捕捉以人为中心的慢性疼痛护理的真实本质，我们立即知道这就是应该称呼的框架。”
约翰·科廷（John Curtin）杰出的同一所学校的彼得·奥沙利文（Peter O'Sullivan）教授说，由44个特定的疼痛护理优先事项支撑的新框架中有9个关键重点领域。
"These priorities involve a range of skills that will form new healthprofessional trainingtargets, such as pain validation and more effective communication," Professor O'Sullivan said.