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March 11th to 17th is Brain Awareness Week and at today's lauch the Neurological Association of Ireland launched new research on living with a neurological condition. The findings from their survey, based on responses from over 600 individuals with neurological conditions and family carers, highlight a “cascade of challenges” from long waiting times to get a diagnosis, struggling to access ongoing care and dealing with the impact of their condition on work, financial wellbeing and family relationships. Download the full survey report from their website at h
35 Irish patient organisations including Chronic Pain Ireland have signed a Charter calling for greater patient involvement in the ‘Medicines Assessment & Reimbursement’ process in Ireland. The Charter calls on the government to improve the transparency, accountability and communication on how medicines are assessed & reimbursed by the State.
Researchers in Trinity College Dublin are asking adolesents to take part in a new Irish research study which will also be compared to the findings of international studies which are currently taking place.
Worry is a natural facet of life and is a common feature for those who experience chronic pain. Few studies to date have sought to examine beliefs about worry and pain in adolescents, despite the prevalence of chronic pain.
The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway is looking for amputees who suffer with chronic phantom limb pain to take part in a virtual reality-assisted clinical trial that aims to reduce phantom limb pain.
Phantom limb pain, painful sensations that feel as if they originate from a missing limb, occurs after limb amputation for 50-80% of amputees and is associated with a number of negative outcomes, such as a decline in daily activities, sleep interference and a reduction in general quality of life.
Audrey Farrelly is a member of Chronic Pain Ireland and her debut book 'My Second Baby Jude' is now available in eCopy format from Chronic Pain Ireland priced at €5.99.
"This book is a great read and is a fascinating insight into life before and with chronic pain" - John Lindsay, former Chairperson, CPI.
See below for an excerpt from Audrey’s book and the reviews from readers who have already enjoyed her book: