Families for Intractable Pain Relief is the Veract Intractable Pain and Palliative Care Clinic’s support and advocacy group. A major goal of treatment at the clinic is to introduce our rare and relatively rare patients to others in a similar situation. Self-help and group support is deemed a critical element of our treatment efforts. The vast majority of our patients require family support, and the families need to support each other. The functions of our support and advocacy group include the following: (1) assist others with administrative and clinical issues; (2) give advice and guidance to the clinic; (3) assist a patient in crisis; (4) recommend patient rules for the clinic; and (5) advocate and educate to outside agencies and organizations.
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Three Questions for America:
1. Is there any respect left for human life?
2. Should an affluent country extend the quality and length of life of a suffering pain patient?
3. Are we willing to train and allow specialist physicians to treat difficult, rare and complex pain cases?
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No one should be left to suffer in pain…to deny meaningful pain care is cruel, inhumane and tantamount to torture.
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