Friday, February 4, 2011

Your Chance To Speak

Information From: The American Pain Foundation

The Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education is calling on the pain community to help committee members better understand what it is like to live with pain.

This is a critical time to share your story, whether you are an individual with pain, family member, caregiver or health care provider.

With the passage of the Pain Care Policy Act in 2010, Congress has commissioned the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a committee to review pain research, care and education and explore ways to improve pain treatment in the United States.

Now is the time to tell your story and make your voice heard! Act now and share your individual experiences with pain and how it affects your life, including:

Barriers that have prevented you from receiving effective pain care,
Stigmas you have endured as someone struggling with pain, and
Experiences (positive and negative) you have had when seeking treatment

Go to link and tell your story. Help everyone by telling anyone!!!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:15 PM

    The Time Magazine article "Understanding Pain" March 2011 concludes the findings of this Institute of Medicine report.

    I hope your readers offered their input....I know they did ;-)