Ten Footsteps towards supporting your patients to live well with pain

Ten Footsteps towards supporting your patients to live well with pain is a new online resource developed by Live Well with Pain with Durham University, to help you in your work with patients.

The resource is divided into ten sections, or ‘footsteps.’ This reflects the fact that, as a clinician, you will be going on a journey with your patient as they first come to terms with, and then learn the skills of, self-managing their pain.

Each of the ten footsteps covers a discrete self-management theme. Each is recognised by clinicians working with chronic pain to be a vital component in the ‘toolkit’ of people who have learnt to manage their pain effectively.

Ten Footsteps is full of useful advice on how to develop your patient’s self-management skills as well as downloadable resources for you to share with them. There are also links to more detailed information to support you in your own learning.

View the clinicians’ resource

New version – just for patients

Ten Footsteps is now also available in a version designed specifically for your patients. It’s based on the same ten-footstep approach as the clinician resource, but designed and written with patients in mind, with tips, videos and resources for your patient to download and use.

View the patients’ resource

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