Societal Impact of Pain - Initiatives

Raising awareness for chronic pain on national level

Following the official launch of the "Societal Impact of Pain - A Road Map for Action" on European level in the European Parliament on 4 May 2011, it is SIP's mission to raise awareness of the relevance of the impact that pain has on our societies, health and economic systems and to exchange information and share best-practices across all member states of the European Union. 

The following information shows different country initiatives, press activities and communication materials from European Member States to make aware of the societal impact of pain in their country. 

The French organisation SFETD (Société Française d’Étude et de Traitement de la Douleur) has published a White Book dedicated entirely to the issue of (chronic) pain. The book is a result of a co-operation between health care professionals and patient representatives and considers the fight against chronic pain being one of the most complex challenges of future health care systems.
 
Further information can be found here

French White Book on Pain (Livre Blanc Douleur 2017)

The French organisation SFETD (Société Française d’Étude et de Traitement de la Douleur) has published a White Book dedicated entirely to the issue of…

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Joachim Nadstawek, President of the German BVSD (Berufsverband der Ärzte und Psychologischen Psychotherapeuten in der Schmerz- und Palliativmedizin in Deutschland e.V.), calls for a restructured pain therapy within the German health care system.

3.4 million pain patients not adequately treated in Germany

Prof. Dr. Dr. Joachim Nadstawek, President of the German BVSD (Berufsverband der Ärzte und Psychologischen Psychotherapeuten in der Schmerz- und Palli…

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Please find here the Special Edition of the Kompass with the summary of the presentations and discussions at the SIP 2017 Symposium in Malta in German language.

Kompass Sonderausgabe zu SIP 2017

Please find here the Special Edition of the Kompass with the summary of the presentations and discussions at the SIP 2017 Symposium in Malta in German…

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Keen on sharing and gaining know-how and experience, the fourth Maltese trio paid the Department of Palliative Medicine of the University Hospital RWTH in Aachen a visit in the first week of March. Dr Jurgen Abela, a physician, Luisa Bugeja, a social worker and Radharani Agrawal, a physical therapist, all working for the Hospice Malta. In the past, other members of the Maltese Hospice such as chaplain, nurse and head of the Hospice have been to Aachen.

Staff members of a Maltese hospice foster experience exchang…

Keen on sharing and gaining know-how and experience, the fourth Maltese trio paid the Department of Palliative Medicine of the University Hospital RWT…

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Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, the Malta Health Network (MHN) organised two training events as it’s celebration for Patient Solidarity Day inspired by the theme of ‘Patient Empowerment Through Knowledge.’
Read more about the events here.

Malta Health Network Empowers Patients

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, the Malta Health Network (MHN) organised two training events as it’s celebration for Patient Solidarity Da…

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