Identify the patient treatment goals using specific and measurable descriptors, ideally in the patient’s own words. This may take some probing or co-creation of the goals to nail down some specifics. But the patient has to endorse this goal.
help me get out of the house with my wife twice per week.
allow me to watch my grandchildren every weekend.
enable me to plant and maintain a vegetable garden this summer.
allow me to return to work full time.
help me to decrease days off from work (compared to last year when I took 23 sick days…)
help me get comfortable enough to lie down in bed.