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Partnering with your Healthcare Professional to Prevent Pain: Information for Patients

Pain, a small word used by people around the world to describe a range of unpleasant feelings, affects all of us at some point in our lives. Pain is a […]

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Physical Activity for Pain Prevention

Pain, especially chronic pain, remains an important medical and socioeconomic problem affecting populations from childhood to the elderly and is responsible for a significant proportion of healthcare resource utilization worldwide […]

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Secondary and Tertiary Prevention of Chronic Pain

Introduction Prevention of pain and its chronic forms will reduce the burden of suffering for individuals and society, respectively. Secondary prevention aims to detect disease in the early stages and […]

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Primary Prevention of Chronic Pain

Introduction Primary prevention of pain is defined as preventing acute pain, secondary prevention addresses the transition from acute to chronic pain and tertiary prevention aims to reduce the impact of […]

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Preventing Pain: An Introduction

Pain is defined by IASP as “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” Chronic pain is typically […]

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Pain in Cognitive Impairment, not Dementia-Related: Management

Individuals with intellectual disability often display pain in unusual ways. Subtle changes in behavior and appearance may be indicators of pain, as expressions of pain may be variable and idiosyncratic […]

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Palliative Pain Care in Children and Adolescents

Palliative care for people of all ages, including children, was recognized in 2014 as an integral component of universal health coverage, with a need to increase access given the benefit […]

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Pain in Children: Management

Given the dependency of children upon adults with regard to pain assessment, prevention, and treatment, children 0-17 years are a vulnerable population and in need of special attention with regard […]

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The Gap Between Knowledge and Practice

Persistent pain affects millions of people worldwide across the lifespan and is a global cause of disability in the developed and developing world alike (1). Unfortunately, neither policymakers, nor caregivers, […]

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Pain Curriculum Design Models and Implementation Approaches

Numerous pain societies and organizations have declared “pain management is a human right” [8]. However, decades of research have documented inadequate acute pain management, and the Global Burden of Disease […]

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