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The Pain BC blog serves as a space for relevant chronic pain news, events, stories and other opportunities available for people living with pain.

 

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Reflections from Pain BC volunteers: Rebecca, Coaching for Health

April 04, 2022

I have the honour of connecting with people; together we navigate their experience of pain and identify what self-management approaches work for them.

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Focus group with Punjabi-speaking people living with pain

March 21, 2022

Pain BC is interested in learning more about cultural understandings of chronic pain and pain management in the South Asian community. In collaboration with iCON (InterCultural Online Health Network), we are hosting an online focus group with Punjabi speakers who live with pain or who care for someone who does.

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Focus group with Cantonese-speaking people living with pain

March 14, 2022

Pain BC is interested in learning more about cultural understandings of chronic pain and pain management in the Chinese community. In collaboration with iCON (InterCultural Online Health Network), we are hosting an online focus group with members of the Chinese community who live with pain or who care for someone who does.

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iCON Chronic Disease Webinar Series

March 11, 2022

iCON, in collaboration with Pain BC, is hosting two virtual events aimed at people living with pain, families and caregivers. The March 16, 2022 webinar will be delivered in Cantonese and the March 21, 2022 webinar will be delivered in Punjabi.

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This March, multiply your impact on the lives of people with pain

March 04, 2022

Every month, people living with pain rely on the generosity of donors to make it possible for Pain BC to:

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Reflections from Pain BC volunteers: Jenny, Pain Support and Wellness Group facilitator and Coaching for Health volunteer

November 10, 2021

There’s nothing like finding a community. It really bolstered me. It gave me hope. It made me feel I have a place in this world.

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Help us improve the Pain Support Line

August 23, 2021

As part of our ongoing evaluation and program-improvement process, we are looking for people with pain to take part in brief, virtual interviews about our Pain Support Line program.

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Indigenous History Month: Standing in solidarity with calls for justice

June 30, 2021

As an organization, we care about human rights and justice. We know that experiences of pain are intertwined with experiences of trauma. We also know that current and historical injustices create barriers to healing and care.

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Kari

Reflections from Pain BC volunteers: Kari, Pain Support and Wellness Group facilitator and Coaching for Health volunteer

June 29, 2021

I believe I have a very optimistic outlook on life with chronic pain – maybe because this really is the only life I have known. I feel that this is what makes me unique to helping others who live with chronic pain and are looking for support to manage it.

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Dr. Wesley Buch: Saying thank you to an incredible Pain BC Board member

June 23, 2021

It’s a bittersweet time for Pain BC as we thank Dr. Wesley Buch for six years of service and commitment as a Pain BC Board member.

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Pain BC joins Canadian Pain Task Force in calling for action on chronic pain

May 05, 2021

Health Canada has released the final report from the Canadian Pain Task Force (CPTF), An Action Plan for Pain in Canada. The plan lays out recommendations for targeted actions necessary to improve outcomes for the nearly eight million Canadians living with chronic pain and to reduce pain’s impact on families, communities, and society.

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Patient partner co-publishes new international Guidelines on the management of chronic pain in children

March 29, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published new Guidelines on the management of chronic pain in children and, for the first time, appointed a patient partner – Justina Marianayagam – to a Guideline Development Group (GDG) responsible for its development.

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Reflections from Pain BC volunteers: Laurel, Pain Support and Wellness Group facilitator

March 23, 2021

As a volunteer facilitator, I feel validated and that I have purpose in my life. People have so much to share and everyone’s story is different, but the one thing we have in common is chronic pain.

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The role of health care provider empathy in treating people with pain

March 13, 2021

Over the past 10 years my own understanding of pain has evolved greatly. Most importantly, it has grown to view the patient as a whole person and to recognize that pain, despite the wordy definitions, is a human experience that is unique and individual. As such, it requires health care providers to take a 30,000ft view and attempt to better understand the person as more than just their pain condition.

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Partnering for Pediatric Pain Virtual Conference

Pain BC sponsored conference, Partnering for Pediatric Pain, to be held virtually on March 5, 2021

March 02, 2021

Pain BC is proud to partner with BC Children’s Hospital on Partnering for Pediatric Pain, a one-day virtual symposium on pain in pediatric hospital care on Friday, March 5th, 2021.

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