Here we post relevant news, announcements, updates and general information concerning chronic pain
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 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.
CPI welcomes the decision of Minister Alan Kelly TD to roll over funding for a further year for 23 of the 26 charities who were unsuccessful in the recent SSNO grant application.
The Minister’s Department will review the position of each charity over the forthcoming year.
Shingles (also know as herpes zoster) is a viral disease affecting nerves and surrounding skin. It is caused by the reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Once you have had chickenpox, the virus remains dormant (inactive) in your nervous system. It can reactivate later in life and cause shingles. 95% of adults have had chickenpox. If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you could be at risk of developing shingles. Shingles tends to occur more frequently in people over the age of 50.
The HSE is requesting submissions from the general public, patient organisations and professional bodies in relation to the current issues surrounding medical cards. CPI has made a submission on behalf of all living with chronic pain conditions.