The National Pain Report strongly believes that the pain patients must be heard. That is why we often agree to partner with reputable organizations who are interested in “hearing” what pain patients believe.
One of our trusted partners is Beth Darnall PhD, who is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford University School Medicine. She is working with the American Academy of Pain Medicine Task Force on Pain Psychology which is conducting a national needs assessment. Ultimately, the aim is to better connect people with pain with pain psychology resources. A critical first step in our national needs assessment is surveying people living with pain.
That’s where our readers come in.
Pain psychology is a treatment modality that seeks to empower people living with pain to better manage their pain by using specific skills and techniques. A pain psychologist is a therapist with very specific training and experience in the treatment of pain. In addition to learning pain management skills, in treatment you often learn about goal setting, problem solving, and overcoming barriers—skills that you use to improve your quality of life.
The AAPM understand that for this research to be effective, it needs the opinions and experience of pain patients.
As Dr. Darnall said about National Pain Report readers, “Our advance thanks to you for taking a moment to share your thoughts with us about pain psychology in this brief, anonymous survey.”
Please take the survey, which we have also posted on our website, so that the AAPM can gain your important feedback.
We will be reporting on the results of this survey in the coming weeks.
Thanks in advance for participating.
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