Pain is described as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage”. This definition from IASP guides clinicians to potential prevention and intervention points for a reduction in the experience of pain for our patients. This Grand Rounds will examine the behavioural management of both acute (procedural) pain and chronic pain, looking at practical ways that clinicians can support their patients.
Dr. Alice Morgan is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and the Coordinator of Clinical Psychology at RCH. She worked with chronic pain and illness for over 15 years, and is passionate about reducing traumatic experiences within the medical system.
Dr. Tanya Gruenewald is a Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist who has been working on the Chronic Pain team at RCH for the past 6 years.
Dr. Fiona Kirpichnikov is a Clinical Psychologist who has been working on the Chronic Pain team at RCH for the past 4 years.