I had an interesting conversation with Deborah Matteliano, PhD. She is working on George Engel’s biopsychosocial model as a framework for helping patients cope with pain. She is adding the innovative concept of the spiritual to this traditional model to create a new practical approach which she calls, the biopsychosocial – spiritual. She has always been in tune with higher levels of consciousness and it is so great to see her persona shine through this theoretical concept – authenticity in action!
Here is a link to one of her publications:
- Adherence monitoring with chronic opioid therapy for persistent pain: a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to mitigate risk.Matteliano D St Marie BJ Oliver J Coggins C; Pain Manag Nurs. 2014 Mar .