Published by Clinical Pain Advisor

Most conventional psychological interventions for pain strive to reduce negative symptoms, missing opportunities to bolster resilience, a process that can help individuals better cope with their pain and its negative effects, according to a presentation by Kimberly Sibille, PhD, assistant professor, department of aging and geriatric research at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine in Jacksonville, and Emily J. Bartley, PhD, research assistant professor at the UF College of Dentistry in Gainesville, at PainWeek 2017, held September 5-9.

“Importantly, resilience is not a fixed trait that we are born with, but rather we each have the innate capacity to grow and become more resilient. Subsequently, pain clinicians have the unique opportunity to promote the development of an array of resilience skills in their patients,” noted Drs Sibille and Bartley in an interview with Clinical Pain Advisor.