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Mar 18, 2021
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF PAIN COMPLETES COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF RESEARCH ON THE USE OF CANNABINOIDS TO TREAT PAIN AND FINDS THAT THERE IS A LACK OF SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO ENDORSE THE GENERAL USE OF CANNABINOIDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PAIN
Chronic Pain Ireland's members signed up for this programme during January 2021. For those who were deemed eligible, they are now taking part in the MOVE (Mindfulness Online & Virtual Exercise for Chronic Pain). This is an online trial of a newly developed 8-week programme for people with chronic pain. It has been developed by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals at University College Dublin and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital as part of ongoing research into the use of mindfulness and exercise in the management of chronic pain.
A joint partnership with Dr Vasilis Vasiliou, Clinical Psychologist, Post Doctorate Researcher, UCC School of Applied Psychology and Chronic Pain Ireland is well underway. Our aim is to develop and establish an against-stigma self-care programme, delivered to local communities. So in January 2021 we moved to Phase II, our aims to develop a group of volunteers with chronic pain to co-develop the ASpida self-care protocol (public and patient involvement (PPI)).
About the programme
Quantifying the impact of COVID-19 on chronic pain services in the Republic of Ireland. Ir J Med Sci (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-021-02509-2
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most medical services were shut down and resources were redistributed. Closures included pain management departments where many staff were redeployed. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of COVID-19 on chronic pain services in the Republic of Ireland.