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Pain in the Most Vulnerable

Raise awareness, as well as improve pain assessment and management for adults with dementia, children, individuals with intellectual disabilities, survivors of torture, and people with psychiatric disorders.

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Overview

About this Global
Year Campaign

The 2019 Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable focuses on the following vulnerable populations:

  • Pain in older persons (including pain in dementia)
  • Pain in infants and young children
  • Pain in individuals with cognitive impairments (non dementia-related) or psychiatric disorders
  • Pain in survivors of torture

You will find publications, resources, and ways to participate in Global Year events on pain in vulnerable populations on this page and on the pages to which each domain is linked.

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Featured Resources
Pain in the Most Vulnerable

Read more about the 2019 Global Year Aims and Objectives.

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IASP Member

Access this collection of articles from our journal, PAIN.

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Pain in the Most Vulnerable

Access this collection of articles from our journal, PAIN Reports.

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Pain in the Most Vulnerable

by Thomas Hadjistavripoulos (Canada) - A New Initiative to #SeePainMoreClearly

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2019 Global Year

2019 Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable

This year targets vulnerable populations who are - due to (i) physical, psychological and/or verbal impairments, and/or due to (ii) social circumstances and/or due to (iii) shortcomings in healthcare - at risk to be under-assessed and undertreated for pain. Vulnerable individuals surely encompass a large variety of populations.

The selection of the Global Year’s special vulnerable populations was guided by the expertise within this year’s task force group and includes: adults with dementia, children, individuals with intellectual disabilities, survivors of torture, and people with psychiatric disorders. The 2019 Global Year Task Force recognizes that there may be other populations, but we remained within our expertise.

2019 Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable

Webinars

Webinars

IASP is offering a free webinar series as part of its 2019 Global Year on Pain in the Most Vulnerable Populations. Check back to see when new webinars are scheduled and when webinar recordings are available for convenient on-demand access. Although webinars are free, registration is required.

Pain in the Most Vulnerable

Pain in Children

25 February 2019

Pain in Dementia

24 September 2019

Pain in Survivors of Torture

28 October 2019
Pain in the Most Vulnerable
Global Year Volunteers

Meet the Task Force

Meet our multidisciplinary team of volunteers that oversees all aspects of this year’s global campaign.

Letter from the President

Letter from the President

When IASP and I launched the 2019 Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable in January, I shared my urgent desire to accelerate responses that would vastly improve the assessment and treatment of pain in children, older adults, individuals with psychiatric and learning disorders, and survivors of war and torture. So much needless suffering could be alleviated if only the right clinical approaches were applied, the right policies adopted, and the right partners engaged, including patient advocacy organizations.

Pain in the Most Vulnerable
PREVIOUS GLOBAL YEARS
Pain in the Most Vulnerable

Access previous global year campaigns and relevant fact sheets, interviews, and more resources.

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