Sunday, March 1, 2020

Pain Justice: A Resource For Chronic Pain Survivors

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Sadly, since my blog in 2013 — Walk a Mile in my Shoes — not much has changed. Some might say things are far worse. It’s time for a reawakening of patient centered care that embraces the ethical preservation of our right to choose. It is a moral obligation of all parties that all stakeholders are part of every process when discussing the treatment of pain.

Justice  = the principle of moral rightness; decency.

As a registered nurse, patient, and writer, I feel we are forced to work within a system devoid of a plan for addressing the physiological, psychological, financial, and social consequences of living with persistent pain. I also believe that if we want change, we are obliged to share our unique individual circumstances and our life encounters. It’s time to put into words our desires, needs, and rights as a voice for justice.

I hope the following categories allow you easy access to the resource you need for your particular experience. (Links updated February 20, 2020.)

1. Patient Rights
2. U.S. Government
3. Pain Law
4. Pain Advocacy and Patient Resources
5. Medical Organizations
6. Pain News
7. Additional Resources






*NIH = National Institutes of Health

6.  PAIN NEWS – Current news, professional journals and patient publications
*Many of the advocacy organizations offer subscriptions to their newsletters


“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability,but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.”- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can also access this blog from the blog header or in notes for The Pained Ink Slayer page on Facebook, titled Pain Justice: A Resource For Chronic Pain Survivors And Their Families.

Additional Reading:

In healing,

Celeste Cooper, RN / Author, Freelancer, Advocate

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