Pain does not discriminate on the basis of race, class or gender; however, the suffering from pain does.
Chronic pain–pain that extends beyond the expected period of healing– is a serious public health issue afflicting more Americans than cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease combined.
Poorly controlled pain erodes the quality of life for patients and their families. It often leads to isolation, suffering and despair. In fact, pain is usually the most difficult part of any medical challenge.
Pain is called “the great equalizer.”
However, disparities in the suffering from pain fall along lines of class, age, gender and ethnicity.
We see a world with less pain. We’ve launched a radio campaign to reach medically underserved communities.
100 Radio Interviews
100 Medically Underserved Communities
Millions of listeners
Here’s our radio show :
What do you do when a loved oneʼs in pain?
Chronic pain afflicts more Americans than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. Many family and friends of people in pain ask the same question: “How do I help in the most helpful way?”
Invite former surgeon and University of Washington School of Medicine faculty Vicki Rackner MD as a guest to answer these questions:
- What are the biggest mistakes well-intentioned family and friends make?
- What are the most helpful things to say and do?
- What are the five pain personalities?
- What strategies lead to strong, successful families?
- How do you hang onto hope when cure’s not an option?
- How can you immediately improve the condition of a person in pain?
Dr. Rackner’s simple Connection Prescription© helps people with no formal medical training make a positive difference to a loved one in physical or emotional pain– whether it’s a parent in the memory care or a child who lost a ball game.
Our Pain Stompers Foundation is a nonprofit with the mission of reaching out to medically underserved family caregivers This happens with the generosity of donors and sponsors. Click here to make a donation.
Thanks for making this outreach effort possible!