In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Germany can be found.
Nurses fighting against pain
National Care Forum Pain: Patients and Pain Medicine Professionals request improved pain care
„The quality of medical pain care in in-patient, as well as out-patient settings is negatively impacted by the lack of sufficient structures and by deficites in the training of doctors", states the German Pain Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schmerzmedizin e.V. (DGS)) and the patients advocacy group German Pain League (Deutsche Schmerzliga e.V. (DSL)). The one who suffers is the patient him/herself.