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In The Face of Pain® Offers New Tools and Resources to Patients, Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals Advocating for Better Pain Care
Date:9/22/2011

rs, and other concerned individuals to advocate for better pain care.  Additionally, the site helps pain management advocates learn to effectively share their experiences with others to help raise awareness of important pain management issues.

"People who suffer from pain and their loved ones need to speak with their healthcare professional and take an active role in managing their pain," said Pamela Bennett, BSN, R.N., Executive Director of Healthcare Alliance Development for Purdue Pharma. "Pain can and should be treated. We all have a right to proper medical care."

Key features of the site include:

  • Basics of Advocacy: Step-by-step guidance on how to effectively share messages about the rights of people in pain in your community or with the media, elected officials, and professional organizations.  Visitors can also learn tips and tools, and be inspired to be their own best advocate, by watching the In the Face of Pain Self-Advocacy Video.
  • Tools for Change: Dozens of fact sheets, filled with data and statistics about condition-specific and population-based pain, assist advocates in their advocacy efforts. Examples of this up-to-date information includes:  Amputee-Phantom Limb Pain, Cancer Pain, Diabetic Neuropathy Pain, Women and Pain, Ethnicity and Pain, and Caregivers and Pain.
  • News You Can Use: Stay current with information and resources designed to support pain advocacy efforts. Sign up for Purdue's monthly Pain Advocacy Community e-Newsletter, see highlights from third party organizations pain awareness and advocacy efforts, and read about timely pain management news.
  • Information on Pain Research: Find out how, as a health care professional, a person suffering with pain or a concerned individual, one can get involved in pain research, understand the basics of clinical trials, and find trials relevant to a specific di
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