Use these resources for information and helpful tips on how to find the pain care that's right for you.
Here you will find a list of key questions to ask your doctor about your illness or pain during your first visit, and help you determine if he or she is able to communicate with you in the manner you expect.
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You will find links to more than 35 important health associations and organizations that can provide additional information on pain as it relates to specific conditions and disease states, as well as links to sites and organizations devoted to substance abuse.
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine: www.aahpm.org
American Academy of Pain Management: www.aapainmanage.org
American Academy of Pain Medicine: www.painmed.org
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: www.aapmr.org
American Academy of Physician Assistants: www.aapa.org
American Board of Pain Medicine: www.abpm.org
American Chronic Pain Association: www.theacpa.org
American Headache Society: www.americanheadachesociety.org
American Medical Association: www.ama-assn.org
American Nurses Association: www.ana.org
American Pain Society: www.ampainsoc.org
APA/Pain Management Partnership: www.pharmacist.com
American Society for Addiction Medicine: www.asam.org
American Society for Pain Management Nursing: www.aspmn.org
American Society of Anesthesiologists: www.asahq.org
American Society of Pain Educators: www.paineducators.org
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses: www.aspan.org
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: www.asra.com
Association of American Medical Colleges/MedEdPORTAL: www.aamc.org
CDC, National Center for Health Statistics: www.cdc.gov/nchs
Center to Advance Palliative Care: www.capc.org
Dannemiller Memorial Education Foundation: www.dannemiller.com
Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care/Beth Israel Medical Center: www.stoppain.org
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association: www.hpna.org
Institute for Healthcare Improvement: www.ihi.org
Institute for Safe Medication Practices: www.ismp.org
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care: www.hospicecare.com
International Association for the Study of Pain: www.iasp-pain.org
The Joint Commission: www.jointcommission.org
The Mayday Pain Project: www.edc.org/painlink (archived information) and www.painandhealth.org
National Association for Healthcare Quality: www.nahq.org
National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities: www.nascsa.org
National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention: www.nccmerp.org
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: www.nhpco.org
Pain and Palliative Care Resource Center/City of Hope: prc.coh.org
Pain and Policy Studies Group/Wisconsin University: www.painpolicy.wisc.edu
Pain Treatment Topics: www.pain-topics.org
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care: www.promotingexcellence.org
Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Reference Database: www.chernydatabase.org
Society for Pain Practice Management: www.sppm.org
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: www.samhsa.gov
United States Pharmacopeia: www.usp.org
Wisconsin Pain Initiative: www.aspi.wisc.edu/wpi
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