December 2014, Experts Urge More Individualized Treatment for Cancer Pain
“The biopsychosocial model Dr. Vissers described and variations of it have been implemented in various cancer institutions including ours,” said Amitabh Gulati, MD, director of ambulatory pain, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. “Our palliative, psychiatry, rehabilitation and anesthesiology services meet regularly to discuss patients who have complex pain symptoms and develop a comprehensive plan similar to that described by Dr. Vissers.”
Biopsychosocial: The medical industry’s new buzz word…
In this list of services — palliative, psychiatry, rehabilitation and anesthesiology — I wonder where the chronic pain patient fits in? All? My god, that’s a lot of doctors and specialists… Is it like a game of musical chairs?