|Consensus Definition: Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management|
Consensus Definition: Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management (CIPM)
Comprehensive, integrative pain management includes biomedical, psychosocial, complementary health, and spiritual care. It is person-centered and focuses on maximizing function and wellness. Care plans are developed through a shared decision-making model that reflects the available evidence regarding optimal clinical practice and the person’s goals and values.
The growing number of pain management guidelines and policies—state and federal, public and private—are impacting the health care that is available to those in need of acute and chronic pain management. These policies have good intentions, but the confusion created by conflicting stakeholder recommendations is prolonging pain and exacerbating substance use disorders.
Addressing these concerns and developing effective responses to inadequate pain treatment and opioid-related harms are far beyond the capacities of any one organization. The inaugural meeting of the Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress brought together diverse ideas and encouraged active participation of the major stakeholders. The group was first tasked with the daunting effort of defining the type of care that had brought us all together—resulting in the above consensus definition of “comprehensive, integrative pain management.”
If your organization would like to officially support this consensus definition of Comprehensive, Integrative Pain Management, contact Amy Goldstein.
The following organizations express support of the above definition of comprehensive, integrative pain management:
The Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress is facilitated by the Academy of Integrative Pain Management in partnership with the Integrative Health Policy Consortium and the PAINS Project.