Pain Management

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community- based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Visit American Cancer Society

American Pain Foundation

Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain …

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City of Hope/ Pain and Palliative Care Resource Center

A well-indexed comprehensive site on all related topics. Palliative Care section includes recommended books with order info, Guidelines/Clinical Practices, Educational Material/Curriculum, and Excellent Organization Links. Visit City of Hope/ Pain and Palliative Care Resource Center

Controlar su Dolor — Taking Control of Your Pain, Partners Against Pain

[Managing Pain] Controlar su Dolor — Taking Control of Your Pain, Partners Against Pain Each multilingual booklet has the English version on the left-hand page, and the other language on the facing page. These booklets were developed in an effort to provide culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate resources for patients. Developed by Boston Cancer Pain …

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Diario de Evaluación de la Comodidad

[Comfort Evaluation] “Diario de Evaluación de la Comodidad” – Socios contra el dolor. This spiral bound booklet is designed to help cancer patients describe the type and severity of their pain. Answers patients’ common questions about pain medication and teaches them how to record pain ratings and other symptoms on a daily basis. Obtain from: …

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Foundation for Health in Aging Resources

The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA) strives to make trustworthy and practical health care information available to the public at no charge. Resources include Persistent Pain Management Eldercare at Home Patient Education Forums Visit Foundation for Health in Aging Resources

Pain & Policy Studies Group (University of Wisconsin)

The purpose of this website is to facilitate public access to information about pain relief and public policy, including material published by the PPSG and other authoritative sources. Visit Pain & Policy Studies Group (University of Wisconsin)

Pain Control: Dispelling the Myths

Hospice strongly advocates good pain control for terminally ill patients, even to the point of using narcotic drugs (opiates) such as morphine as they are needed. With all the concern about drug abuse, patients and their families and friends sometimes question this use of narcotics. Are we pushing “dope”? Or are we practicing good medicine? …

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