Chronic Pain

Information about acute and/or chronic pain associated with various disabilities can generally be found in sites relating to those disability, such as cancer or fibromyalgia. In addition, the following sites offer useful information or resources about pain in general.
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
A non-profit organization with more than 800 chapters throughout the world, the ACPA supports those suffering with chronic pain through education and self-help group activities. The web site contains general information about pain management as well as information about the organization and its services
American Pain Society (APS)
The home page of a multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain. Its web site includes a database of its members’ specialized pain treatment centers and an extensive resource list as well as information about the organization and its services.
PainLink is “a virtual community of health professionals working in institutions that are committed to alleviating pain.” In addition to guidelines and other information for professionals, the site includes a variety of resources for the public, such as pain facts (statistical data), related web sites, and lists of articles, videos, organizations and conferences.
Pediatric Pain Education for Patients, Families & Nurses
Compiled by Jo Eland, PhD RN FAAN FNAP, Director of the Office of Information at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, this web site provides information and guidance about about and for children with pain, including assessment, myths, medication, stories, etc. The related adult site is chock full of well organized information on subjects ranging from ancient Egyptians to peer pressure. Don’t let the simplicity of this site fool you – it’s well worth a visit.
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