Compassionate Care for Patients With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Melissa A. Schneider, Carolyn E. Smith, Michelle A. Pomidor
2015 Journal of Neuroscience Nursing  
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a debilitating condition characterized by specific symptoms such as intense pain and loss of function. This syndrome can be so devastating that it affects quality of life. Often, CRPS is misdiagnosed and misunderstood, which can be extremely frustrating for patients. The purpose of the survey in this study was to query actual patients living with CRPS to gain additional knowledge and suggestions to help improve their care. Respondents expressed a variety
more » ... of emotions when asked about their healthcare experiences, which suggests that healthcare providers need to be better educated about CRPS so they can provide more compassionate care for patients trying to cope with this condition.
doi:10.1097/jnn.0000000000000140 pmid:26153786 fatcat:zhejeutenzclxidcccshvjcngy