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January 26, 2023

Front Pain Res (Lausanne)



: Experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people managing pain in Queensland, Australia.


Bernardes C M, Houkamau K, Lin I, Taylor M, Birch S, Claus A, Bryant M, Meuter R, Isua J, Gray P, Kluver JP, Jones C, Ekberg S, Pratt G
Front Pain Res (Lausanne). 2022; 3:1041968.
PMID: 36561982.


Pain management requires a multidisciplinary approach and a collaborative relationship between patient-provider in which communication is crucial. This study examines the communication experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hospital Liaison Officers (ATSIHLOs), to improve understanding of how pain is managed in and through patient-health professional communication.