Navigation Links
Chronic Pain Sufferers Find Hope in the Darkness
Date:5/15/2009

Maureen Pratt Offers Prayerful Approach to Pain in Steinbach, Manitoba

Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada (Vocus) May 15, 2009 -- Each day throughout the world, countless people suffer in silence from chronic pain. Even pop singer, famed choreographer, and American Idol judge, Paula Abdul recently revealed her long struggle with chronic pain in the May issue of Ladies Home Journal. While Abdul admits to being addicted to pain killers, others rely on faith to see them though.

Maureen Pratt, an award-winning author and speaker, confesses her Catholic faith has nurtured her through the storms of her own pain. Pratt suffers daily from multiple chronic illnesses. Her personal, practical, and prayerful approach brings hope and inspiration to others who similarly suffer.

On May 26, Pratt will be the keynote speaker at a one day conference called Hope in the Darkness: Chronic Pain and Illness Transformed by Spirituality. She will also lead a workshop for those who suffer from chronic pain and their physicians, pastoral counselors, and caregivers. The conference is being held at the Steinbach Mennonite Church in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada.

Hosted by the Bethesda Chaplaincy Services Board, this educational and inspirational conference is open to health care providers, the mental health community, spiritual caregivers (clergy and chaplains), and, most importantly, individuals suffering with chronic pain and illness and their family and friends. The conference and workshops are accredited for Continuing Medical Education. Certificates will be available upon check-in. The conference has also been endorsed by Providence College and Seminary, South Eastman Health, Steinbach Ministerial Association, and the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine.

Larry Hirst, Chaplain of Bethesda Hospital and one of the conference organizers, identifies why Maureen has been invited as the featured presenter. "Many times when 'experts' speak on a particular subject, they are qualified academically to address the subject, but often times they lack the personal experience. Maureen knows about chronic pain and illness, not primarily from an academic perspective, but from a lived perspective."

Despite the fact that Pratt's conditions persist along with the consequences of her chronic illnesses, she stands not as a victim but as an agent of understanding, of grace, and of comfort and encouragement to those who likewise suffer. Pratt provides helpful information and deep insights to physicians, counselors, spiritual care givers, friends, and family who choose to journey with those suffering with chronic illness.

Maureen Pratt is the author of three books including Peace in the Storm: Meditations on Chronic Pain and Illness, Taking Charge of Lupus: How to Manage the Disease and Make the Most of Your Life, and The First Year - Hypothyroid-ism: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed.

For more information or to register for the Hope in the Darkness: Chronic Pain and Illness Transformed by Spirituality conference, please contact David Dickey at 204-326-9865.

To schedule an interview with Pratt, please contact Christine Schicker with The Maximus Group at 404-610-8871.

To book Pratt for your next conference or event please contact Tina Remmert of TMG Speaker Services at 678-990-9032; Ext. 107.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/chronic_pain/illness/prweb2420104.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Reducing Chronic Diseases Critical to Economic Recovery and Health Reform
2. Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Thanks Pioneers for Making Pennsylvania the National Leader on Chronic Care Management and Creating Patient-Centered Medical Homes
3. Immune exhaustion driven by antigen in chronic viral infection
4. Chronic diarrhea unresponsive to conventional medication: Are you taking lansoprazole?
5. Avalere Shows Home Health Interventions Associated with Lower Medicare Spending and Re-Hospitalizations for Patients With Chronic Illness
6. Bipartisan Coalition Forms to Call for Chronic Disease to be Key Focus of Health Reform in Indiana and Nationally
7. The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease Highlights Anti-Cancer Activities of the Food Extracts Quercetin, EGCG, Glycyrrhizin, and Trans-Cinnamaldehyde
8. Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Risk for Some Cancers
9. Chronic ankle pain may be more than just a sprain
10. New Hope for Relief of Chronic Sciatica
11. Report Finds an Alarming Number of Chronically Ill Patients - Over 93 Percent - Reporting Medical Debt Crisis Issues in 2008 Have Some Form of Insurance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA ... the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer ... ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across ... in Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their ... award to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty ... Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. ... and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital ... area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has ... have already resulted in more than a million dollars of capital investment for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors Luke’s Wings ... 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. ... service members that have been wounded in battle and their families. Venture Construction Group ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, ... less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, ... funding.  The Series-A funding is led by Innova ... Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing ... instrumentation and the market release of its in-licensed ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... startling report released today, National Safety Council research shows ... plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation ... the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a "Making ... , New Mexico , Tennessee ... states, three – Michigan , Missouri ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... WAYNE, Pa. , June 23, 2016 ... provider, will launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket ... DIA Meeting held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... 6.0, the first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its ... DIA Booth #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: