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Pain is something that many of us feel, but it cannot be seen and is quickly forgotten. For those living with persistent chronic pain conditions they often feel isolated as others cannot comprehend the impact pain has on every aspect of life. Chronic pain is not visible, it often prevents people from enjoying a full life, as work, family and social life are impacted and the condition can also greatly impact on sleep.
At Chronic Pain Ireland your pain is a priority…  A daily support is offered to people nationwide living and learning to live with chronic pain, their friends, and family. This is done through a support phone-line, email, online forum, self-management workshops, and information talks.
A number of nationwide events will be hosted over September to generate awareness but also deepen understanding of Chronic Pain and associated conditions, so please keep an eye on our events pages and see if an event is happening near you.
History of Pain Awareness Campaign
In early 2001, the American Chronic Pain Association established a Pain Awareness Campaign. This undertaking pulled together many organisations across the US whose missions complement the ACPA’s under the umbrella of Partners for Understanding Pain. A key element of the effort was to establish September as Pain Awareness Month. This coalition was committed to raising awareness through mass media, public forums, and other sources so that chronic pain may be more readily recognised, better understood without the traditional stigma attached, and more fittingly treated and managed. The partnership, spearheaded by the American Chronic Pain Association, strived to create greater understanding among health care professionals, individuals and families who are struggling with pain management, the business community, legislators, and the public that pain is a serious public health issue.
Find more information on http://www.chronicpain.ie/about-us/news/pain-awareness-month-sept-01-30th

September is Pain Awareness Month

Pain is something that many of us feel, but it cannot be seen and is quickly forgotten. For those living with persistent chronic pain conditions they …

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A group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives have met on June 15th and July 10th to get their interest in Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) and to identify relevant topics for a national SIP platform in Portugal.

First Meetings for SIP in Portugal

A group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives have met on June 15th and July 10th to get their interes…

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Another national Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) initiative has been launched on June 26th in Spain. Several patient organisations and clinical experts came together with representatives from the Ministry of health and three other regional communities to successfully launch SIP in Spain. Participants  reflected on the challenges of pain care and management in Spain, and shared their input on the differences per regional community. 
 

SIP Spain goes live!

Another national Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) initiative has been launched on June 26th in Spain. Several patient organisations and clinical exp…

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Dr. Saskia Decuman, ergotherapist and expert from the Belgium Institute for Public Sickness Insurance and Handicaps (RIZIV), has been convinced of the benefits to reintegrate people with chronic pain into work for a long time. It is now time for recommendations to be transposed into policy guidelines.
A core team representing multiple stakeholder groups including payer started their work. Main focus will be “reintegration of chronic pain patients into work”. First results have been published in a newspaper article.
The publication can be found here.

A project team for SIP Belgium started its work

Dr. Saskia Decuman, ergotherapist and expert from the Belgium Institute for Public Sickness Insurance and Handicaps (RIZIV), has been convinced of the…

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On May 31st, the French Society for the Study and Management of Pain (SFETD) and the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal have launched the national Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform in France.

Launch of Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) in France

On May 31st, the French Society for the Study and Management of Pain (SFETD) and the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal have launched the national Soci…

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