Marilyn's Assessment

Gardening & genealogy

My roots

My nursing career

Need to educate about pain

Often untreated

Nerves try to regenerate

Zero to ten scale

What "nerve pain" is

Need to educate about pain

One of my deepest interests is in trying to help other health care providers be more tuned into assessing all aspects of people's pain and of being able to teach them basic things about treating it. Health care providers have got to listen to patients, have got to believe patients and we need to know some basics about treating pain. We haven't done a very good job of that. It is a struggle because there are a lot of myths, a lot of misconceptions, about addiction., all these things have been real barriers. We haven't in the past done a good job of educating ourselves. If you look at the textbooks they still, for the most part, don't talk about it.

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