IOM Report on Pain this Wednesday
In addition to the webcast, the IOM will tweet the event live using the hash tag #relievingpain.
Myra Christopher, president and CEO of the Center for Practical Bioethics, who served on the IOM’s Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education, believes changes in the way we assess, treat and manage pain in the US are morally imperative and must happen quickly.
PAINS convened several organizations to report the Center’s findings and to discuss the possibility of working together to implement recommendations made in the IOM report.
Determined not to allow the IOM report to sit on the shelf, the group plans to meet again in August to analyze where common efforts can be coordinated and enhanced, to identify areas where there is currently little activity, and to consider opportunities for collaboration.
As a group of organizations, many of whom have toiled in these fields for many years, a concise set of actions will be developed to address each IOM recommendation while encouraging individual organizational activities and collective strategies.
For more information on the PAINS initiative click here.