Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Joseph Burkard, DNSc, CRNA, Faculty Chairperson
Mary Jo Clark, PhD, RN, Seminar Faculty
The purpose of the project was to do an evidence-based review of the effectiveness of promoting self-care on pain levels and quality of life among veterans with chronic pain at a national level. A review of current chronic pain management policies for veterans in southern California was also conducted. Active self-management initiatives permit more diverse, patient-centered treatment, promote self-management, and are relatively safe and cost-effective. Our results have confirmed that chronic pain is on the forefront of priorities for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) due to an increasing rate of both chronic pain and opioid overdoses.
Digital USD Citation
Lind, Erin W., "Supporting Self-Management in Veterans with Chronic Pain: A Policy Perspective" (2015). Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts. 22.