The National Academy of Medicine is holding a listening session on Thursday February 13th beginning at 1:30 EST. We suggest you listen to the webinar—it promises to be interesting.
The Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic wants to better understand the state of chronic pain management, as experienced by different end-user and stakeholder groups. An additional aim of the listening sessions is to bring greater awareness to any intended and unintended consequences of recent changes to opioid prescribing guidelines and related metrics, as they pertain to the delivery, access, and coordination of chronic pain management and care.
This listening session will focus on the experiences and perspectives of persons living with chronic, non-cancer pain, including their experiences interacting with and navigating the health system. The listening session will feature a guided discussion with a panel of persons with lived experience. Our hope is to better understand the spectrum and diversity of experiences of those living with pain to identify key information needed to address existing practice and system-level gaps in chronic pain management.
This event—entitled Living with Chronic Pain: Perspectives from Persons with Lived Experience–will be taking place as a live listening session and will be covering 5 key discussion questions with panelists.
In order to meet the goals for this listening session and dedicate appropriate time for our panelists to share their experiences, there will not be an opportunity for live questions and answers. There will, however, be an opportunity for the audience to participate by providing their written responses to the panelist discussion questions through this form.
Here are the questions they’ll consider:
- What aspects of your (or your loved one’s) pain care are currently working well, and what aspects are not?
- What successes and/or challenges have you experienced in accessing and receiving pain care, including complementary, non-opioid treatment options?
- What sources of information do people with pain (or you) use to learn about their (or your) pain management?
- What are the critical messages you feel need to be communicated between healthcare providers and patients and families regarding pain care?
- If you had a “magic wand,” what would you change in the health system to improve care for people with pain?
Listen in…and share your opinion not only on the discussion but how you think your point of view was represented in the conversation.