Airing Pain 130: Pain Management Programmes & the Health Unlocked Forum
Scotland’s Pain Management Programmes (PMPs) and what support is available after graduating.
Issues covered in this programme include: pain management programmes, self-management, supporting one another in pain, pain community, pain education, the spoon theory, managing pain in a crisis, fatigue, burnout
00:21 – Louise Cromie & Paul Evans discuss the origins of the Health Unlocked forums.
01:13 – Louise Cromie shares her own journey with chronic pain.
03:37 – When doctors tell you ‘there’s nothing we can do’ & the vital role specialist pain teams can play.
06:05 – Being believed & having your pain experience validated.
08:36 – A biopsychosocial approach to pain & how to break the cycle of doing too much on good days, then paying for it after.
11:02 – How to manage your pain in unforeseen circumstances.
12:44 – How do Pain Management Programmes (PMPs) help people in pain.
14:53 – The mask we wear when we’re in pain & learning how to lower it.
20:43 – Helping those around you learn about pain & how to be supportive.
22:50 – How to continue coping once a Pain Management Programme ends.
25:14 – How did Pain Concern get involved in supporting PMP graduates?
27:08 – Louise Cromie on becoming a Health Unlocked forum moderator.
- Louise Cromie, current Moderator for the Health Unlocked Forum & graduate of a Pain Management Programme (PMP).
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