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Mater Hospital Pain Clinic launches Pain Management Programme (Mater ACT Pain Programme - Mapp) The Mater Act Pain Programme (Mapp)
Participants attend the programme one day a week over two months. It is a group intervention, with a typical group comprising 10 people. We also like junior staff members to sit in on groups, as part of their training.
With the experience CPI has gained over the years and following extensive research into Pain Management Plans, CPI has developed a nine week self-management and care programme which is being piloted during 2015/2016. The pilot commenced during October 2015 and will run once a week up to December 2015. Follow up meetings will commence in January 2016 over a four month period. A variety of experienced Health Care Professional are currently delivering the sessions.
The National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital, presents an Art Therapy Support Group for people living chronic pain. Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which art materials are used for self-expression and reflection in the presence of a professionally trained art therapist.
Benefits can include:
* Fostering self-expression
* Improving self-acceptance and self-esteem
* Strengthening a sense of self
* Reducing stress
* Enhancing adaptive coping skills
* Gaining a sense of control over difficult emotions and life situations
The Irish Pain Society Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain is holding its 15th Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday 26th September in Dublin. This event is only open to healthcare professionals and as 2015 is the Global Year Against Neuropathic Pain, the programme has a wealth of speakers from both Ireland and the UK. The event is CAI Awarded with 5.5 CPD points/6 NMBI credits.
The Irish Pain Society Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain is holding its 14th Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday 6th September in Dublin. This event is only open to healthcare professionals and will focus on Orofacial Pain Classification & Management. With a wealth of speakers from both Ireland and the UK the event is CAI Awarded with 5.5 CPD points/6 NMBI credits.