"Is there life with chronic pain? I used to wonder about this after I was diagnosed with CRPS in 1998. I educated myself with all I could about CRPS, I searched until I found a doctor knowledgeable and willing to treat me. With the help and support of others,..."
Liliana De Lima, MHA
Executive Director International Association for Hospice and Pallative Care
"Pain is the most common and prevalent symptom occurring in several conditions and patients around the globe are suffering needlessly, even when effective treatments have been identified and made available. We, as representatives of professional organizations, the academia, in collaboration with the pain and palliative care workers from all..."
Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF
Professor & Co-Director, John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence Associate Dean for Faculty, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa
"Although we have evidence to guide assessment and treatment of pain in older persons, quality pain care is still inconsistent and many elders struggle with pain and its impact on their quality of life. We should not accept “live with the pain” or “there is nothing else we can..."
"Living with chronic pain hasn’t been easy. It’s been hard learning to accept the changes and limitations in my life. I really try to do something that I truly enjoy, each and every day. My photography helps me see the beauty in life instead of feeling the pain."
"Undertreated pain continues to be a pandemic in this country despite incredible advances in understanding and technology. Education of patients and the primary care provider is necessary to overcome this national tragedy."
Founding Chair, Special Interest Group for Pain and Disparities & Chair, Public Policy Committee, American Pain Society Professor of Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Management & Policy