“Declaration that Access to Pain Management is a Fundamental Human Right”- (The Declaration of Montreal) – We agree!

“And, recognizing the intrinsic dignity of all persons and that withholding of pain treatment is profoundly wrong, leading to unnecessary suffering which is harmful; we declare that the following human rights must be recognized throughout the world:

Article 1. The right of all people to have access to pain management without discrimination.

Article 2. The right of people in pain to acknowledgment of their pain and to be informed about how it can be assessed and managed.

Article 3. The right of all people with pain to have access to appropriate assessment and treatment of the pain by adequately trained health care professionals.

In order to assure these rights, we recognize the following obligations:

The obligation of governments and all health care institutions, within the scope of the legal limits of their authority and taking into account the health care resources reasonably available, to establish laws, policies, and systems that will help to promote, and will certainly not inhibit, the access of people in pain to fully adequate pain management. Failure to establish such laws, policies, and systems is unethical and a breach of the human rights of people harmed as a result.

The obligation of all health care professionals in a treatment relationship with a patient, within the scope of the legal limits of their professional practice and taking into account the treatment resources reasonably available, to offer to a patient in pain the management that would be offered by a reasonably careful and competent health care professional in that field of practice. Failure to offer such management is a breach of the patient’s human rights.” (1)Declaration of Montreal -http://www.iasp-pain.org/DeclarationofMontreal?navItemNumber=582

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HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS AND PAIN CARE INFO:

Declaration of Montreal—Access to Pain Management is a Universal Human Right

Pain Relief as a Human Right

UN Human Rights Council Report of the Special Rapporteur on Torture 

Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 25 applies to Medical Care

World Heath Organization- WHO- Essential medicines requirement

Palliative and pain care a universal human right

Human Rights Watch

American Academy of Pain Management Patient’s Bill of Rights

American Chronic Pain Association patient rights

World Health Organization- WHO- Three Step Pain Ladder

National Institute of Medicine -IOM-  IOM Relieving Pain in America Report

California Intractable Pain Patient Act

GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Centers for Disease ControlCDC

Federal Food and Drug Administration-FDA

Health and Human Services -HHS

National Institutes of Health-NIH

National Institute for Drug Abuse-NIDA 

PAIN ADVOCACY GROUPS:

Academy of Integrative Pain Management

SPAAN -Legislative Updates, State and Federal

Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain

People in Pain Unite

American Pain Society

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association

US Pain Foundation

PAIN CARE HEALTH NEWS:

Wall Street Journal Health

National Public Radio Health News NPR  

New York Times Health Section

JAMA- Journal of the American Medical Association

The Lancet

New England Journal of Medicine

Practical Pain Management

Harvard Health

Pain News Network

National Pain Report

RARE DISEASES/DISORDERS ORGANIZATIONS:

Arachnoiditis Hope

NORD- National Organization of Rare Disorders

Centralized Pain Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation

Ehlers-Danlos Blog

The Marfan’s Foundation

Arachnoiditis Foundation- Dr. Aldrete MD

Arachnoiditis Society for Awareness and Prevention

NIH- Arthritis and Muscular Skeletal Research

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association

NIH-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Lyme Disease- American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.

TMJ Disorders- NIH

Migraine- NIH

West Nile Virus- WHO Info

Autoimmune diseases-American Autoimmune Related Disorders Association

Pudendal Neuralgia-IC-PN HOPE

 

 

 

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