In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Fishman shows how communicating better with patients about their pain can help physicians create safer and more effective treatment strategies. Listening to Pain offers physicians a wealth of practical guidance about asking the right questions and assessing patient responses, including: -What questions to ask pain patients when they first present with pain -Using functional goals as outcome measures -Educating patients about the risks and benefits of treatment – Documenting patient consent and compliance with treatment regimens -How to manage difficult patients.