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Nurses with chronic pain: coping strategies and colleague support

Nurses in persistent pain can thrive if they have a supportive manager and team – but lack of understanding in their workplace can make them feel like a burden

Nurses in persistent pain can thrive if they have a supportive manager and team – but lack of understanding in their workplace can make them feel like a burden

  • Up to half of the UK population could be living with chronic pain
  • Often referred to an invisible disability, chronic pain presents a significant challenge for nurses
  • Find about peer support and tools to help you self-manage chronic pain. Plus, advice on being a supportive manager

One estimate of the number of people in the UK living with chronic pain suggests up to half the population may be affected .

Another study, for Public Health England (PHE),

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