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  • Myra Christopher

    Myra J. Christopher Founding President and CEO of the Center for Practical Bioethics   Myra Christopher was President and CEO of the Center from its inception in 1985 through December 2011, when she became the Kathleen M. Foley Chair for Pain and Palliative Care and served as Director of the PAINS Project (Pain Action Alliance…
  • The IOM Report on Pain

    At least 116 million US adults suffer from chronic pain. That’s more than the number affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer – combined.

  • The Story of the American Chronic Pain Association

    This interview features Penney Cowan, founder of the American Chronic Pain Association and a pioneer and advocate for people in pain,

  • Pain and Public Health: Symptom or Disease?

    Daniel Goldberg of East Carolina University explains why viewing pain as a disease symptom – rather than a disease itself – has contributed to the neglect of this condition in the world of public health. (October 18, 2011)

  • Nurses and Treating Chronic Pain

    Nurses play an important role in pain management.

  • Integrative Pain Treatment

    Heather Tick, MD, holder of the Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington, explains why more and more people in pain and the medical professionals who treat them are turning to integrative medicine to treat pain.

  • A Pain Patient’s Perspective on Trust and Pain Contracts

    Carlton Haywood Jr. explains how he, as a medical researcher and chronic pain patient, views trust issues that arise between medical professionals

  • Chronic Pain and Health Disparities

    September Williams, MD, discusses chronic pain, health disparities and why we need to do something about them.

  • Collision of Religion and Pain Treatment

    Dr. Richard Randolph, former associate professor of bioethics at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, explores three questions about religion that often collide with the medical ethics of treating pain:

  • Defining Chronic Pain Ethics

    Nationwide consensus is developing around the ethical issues involved in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain, according to an article in the September 2011 edition of Pain Medicine.

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