Marianjoy Library

Pain

Below is a listing of  Web sites selected by the library staff. They are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.  Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.

American Academy of Pain Management
Largest Pain Association in the United States,
the Academy provides credentialing, accreditation of facilities, networking opportunities, continuing education, quality publications and an annual clinical meeting.  American Journal of Pain Management is the official journal of the Academy.  Pain Practitioner the Academy’s quarterly magazine is available full-text online on the website. The Web site has a searchable directory of pain professionals (members of the Academy), accredited pain programs, and other useful links.
 

American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
The AAPM has evolved as the primary organization for physicians practicing the specialty of Pain Medicine in the United States and is the only pain organization with representation in the AMA House of Delegates Pain Medicine the official journal of the Academy is published 6 times a year. 

American Back Society
The American Back Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary forum for health care professionals and scientists interested in relieving pain and diminishing impairment through proper diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from spinal pathology. 

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
The ACPA is has over 800 chapters worldwide. Its purpose is to provide support for those suffering with chronic pain through education and self-help group activities.  The ACPA's materials are a resource for individuals seeking to improve the quality of their lives and for the professionals who help them. 

American Pain Foundation (APF)
The APF is an independent 501(c) (3) organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support.  The web site includes a pain resource locator, extensive information library, publications from the APF, links to other related web sites, and the current and back issues of the monthly newsletter Pain Monitor. 

American Pain Society (APS)
The APS is a multidisciplinary organization of basic and clinical scientists, practicing clinicians, policy analysts, and others.  Its purpose is to advance pain-related research, education, treatment and professional practice.  The website also includes access to the monthly The Journal of Pain from Elsevier Publications. 

American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN)
The ASPMN is an organization of nurses dedicated to promoting and providing care of individuals with pain.  The web site covers various topics such as geriatrics and hospice/palliative/end of life care.  Also included are archives of the journal Nurse Reporter. 

Fibromyalgia Network
The Fibromyalgia Network's mission is to educate patients, health professionals, and government organizations on:  Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS); chronic fatigue syndrome; and related disorders. 

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
The largest multidisciplinary international association in the field of pain, the IASP consists of more than 6500 members from over 100 countries.  The web site provides services, resources, and education to IASP members, as well as online access to Pain, the official journal of the IASP. 

National Pain Foundation
The National Pain Foundation is an online education and support community for pain patients and their families - your source for information about treatment options, and support. 

Neuropathy Support Network
The Network for Neuropathy Support, Inc., dba Neuropathy Support Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to actively supporting patients, care givers and families affected by ALL forms of Peripheral Neuropathy.

Partners Against Pain
This is an alliance of patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers working together to advance standards of pain care through education and advocacy.  This web site includes education and resources, regulatory issues, pain assessment/control guides and tools, a news center, and an online edition of the journal Pain Matters

 

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association of America (RSDSA)
RSDSA is a non-profit organization founded to create public and professional awareness of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD) also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and to educate those afflicted with the syndrome.  RSDSA offers educational tools, programs, and resources for patients and healthcare providers.

 

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