This is a case study of a patient who experiences chronic pain and was admitted for an acute surgical procedure in a private hospital. It illustrates how communication and teamwork can be overlooked within the multidisciplinary focus when jointly caring for this group of patients within the public and private sectors. This case study offers a nurse-led approach to improving individualised health care for chronic pain patients while preventing gaps in health care.
"Private pain – identifying gaps in the management of chronic pain patients in private hospitals: A case study,"
Journal of Perioperative Nursing: Vol. 31
, Article 5.
Available at: https://www.journal.acorn.org.au/jpn/vol31/iss3/5