Sunday, November 25, 2007

Chronic Pain: A Burden Often Shared

The second part of Jane Brody's three piece series on the New York Times on chronic pain looks at the impact of pain on the family. She writes, "Chronic pain is a family problem. When people experience unrelenting pain, everyone they live with and love is likely to suffer."

She suggests family members remind the patient that they are in this together and learn as much as possible about the condition. She also reminds family members to take care of themselves -physically and emotionally.

While this piece does not go into a lot of depth about the complexities of pain and families, the very fact that she is addressing this angle earns her merit.

Kudos again to Ms. Brody

2 comments: said...

I couldn't agree with you more, Barbara. I haven't read the last article in the series but I'm grateful that it's getting some attention. Yet, I'm continually dissatisfied by how little attention is given to these issues by the press. We have to keep writing to journalists and letting them know that we, the reading public, want to know more.

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