Pain is a concern for many hospice patients. The goal of the hospice team is
to control pain symptoms by using the least "invasive" (or most
natural) techniques possible. Individuals experience pain in their own unique
ways. Some people have severe pain early in the disease process, while others
have no pain. During this time, a physician and hospice nurse work with the
patient to help them become as pain free as possible.
These hospice resources are designed to help users better understand the hospice
care system, health services, research and medical effectiveness, of their
own health and diagnosed conditions. They do not intend to offer specific medical
advice. Individuals are urged to consult with their health care providers for
diagnosis and treatment and for personal health care questions.
- American Pain Foundation - Extensive
website on pain management, as well as a vast number of useful medical websites.
- American Academy of Pain Management - Offers
pain management information for the pain patient and the pain professional.
- American Pain Society-
Offers an online directory of pain treatment facilities where you may search
for a pain specialist to consult regarding your individual situation.
- New York University
Pain Management - This site serves as a resource
for patients who have chronic pain and to provide information.
- Oregon Pain Management Program - Provides
information, support groups and other resources to help people manage pain.
- National Foundation for the Treatment
of Pain - Provides pain information for patients, families
and the professionals who treat them.
- The Mayday Pain Project - Provides
information to increase awareness and provide objective information on pain
- PainLink -
Provides information from a community of health professionals working in institutions
that are committed to alleviating pain.
- American Chronic Pain Association - Offers
peer support and education for those living with chronic pain.
- Partners Against Pain -
is an alliance of patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, working together
to alleviate unnecessary suffering by leading efforts to advance standards of
pain care through education and advocacy.