Pain Revolution Local Pain Educator Directory

By |2022-05-05T12:31:54+10:00May 5th, 2022|Help, Professional|

To my Australian followers, there is a Local Pain Educator Directory now online on the Pain Revolution website. The goal of this new directory is to create a resource that professionals and consumers can use to seek out someone well versed in pain. The directory provides the location and a short bio of the Local Pain Educator and enables searching by occupation, services and specialisations.

CODA 2022: My Lived Experience and I Will Be There

By |2022-03-04T13:40:36+11:00March 4th, 2022|Blog, Learn, Professional Resources|

I'm thrilled to be invited to another educational event IN REAL LIFE I might add.  I really enjoy collaborating with Dr Paul Grinzi as a lot of his educational workshops have a great focus on communication. If people and their health teams can't connect then care isn't going to happen. So how do you reach, connect and help people who live with chronic pain? Come along and learn! PRIMARY AND ACUTE CARE Chronic persistent pain is a common clinical issue, and yet most of us have received very little training in how to best manage patients experiencing this. Not only do we have to manage the clinical and psychosocial issues presented by the patient, we have to recognise and manage our own biases as clinicians. The format for the workshop utilises patient experiences, clinical cases and new frameworks to help further our understanding of persistent pain and how to assist our patients. There is a specific focus on management within the community, but also opportunities to explore the challenges within the emergency and inpatient hospital interfaces. By the end of this half-day, you’ll have optimised your approach, and may find this topic a little less painful.

Self Management Navigator Tool

By |2022-06-09T16:36:30+10:00September 20th, 2021|Blog, Learn, Professional Resources|

I've been on the communication case for a while now with PainTrain My Health Summary (PainTrain MHS), as you all know. So when my dear friend (sleuth) and Advisory Member of PainTrain MHS, Mandy Mercuri, sent me news of the Self-Management Navigator Tool, I was thrilled to see it. My professional communication background alerted me throughout my misdiagnosed years (and beyond) that something needed to be done about the ongoing appointments we all have to endure. In my view, the distress of miscommunication, not feeling understood, blank stares, the expense of wasted appointments, and the rest that you are all too familiar with is critical to helping people manage their illnesses.  This type of approach is now being embraced, and it will be unavoidable for patients to adopt a new way forward if they are expecting the best care.  Sadly those living with an invisible illness can not be passive patients. We have to create and navigate our own individual paths. As if we need more work! But it's genuinely the only way forward.

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