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Patent Resources

Living with chronic pain is not easy, but support and resources are available to help you.

Obtaining clear and accurate information is one of the first steps to successfully and safely manage chronic pain as well as its treatment. On this page you will find useful links and online resources with information about living with chronic non-cancer pain and safely managing its treatment with opioids, so that you can help yourself, your client, your family member or your friend increase their quality of life with chronic pain.

The links below have been selected from well-known and reputable sources to provide you with the best information possible; however, we are not responsible for the content or accessibility of these external websites.

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NATIONAL LINKS  

1. Health Canada

2. Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)

3. Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

4. The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIPRD)

  • Information on how to prevent and reduce chronic pain, chronic pain-related suffering, and disability by creating and sharing evidence-based resources and information.
  • Research, tools, and information to empower people to make informed decisions about their healthcare.

    http://www.cirpd.org/painmanagement/chronicpain/pages/default.aspx

5. The Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC)

6. Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)

7. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

8. Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP)

9. International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

10. People in Pain Network (PPN)

ALBERTA  

1. The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA)

2. Government of Alberta

BRITISH COLUMBIA  

1. College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)

2. HealthlinkBC

3. Pain Toolbox

MANITOBA  

1. Government of Manitoba

NEWFOUNDLAND  

1. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador (CPSNL)

NOVA SCOTIA  

1. Capital Health

ONTARIO  

1. Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

QUEBEC  

1. Association Québécoise de la Douleur Chronique

2. Collège des Médecins du Québec

FIRST NATIONS INFORMATION LINKS 

1. Health Canada First Nations and Inuit Health

2. Health Canada National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

3. Nishnawbe Aski Nation

  • Advocating to improve the quality of life for the people in areas of education, lands and resources, health, governance, and justice.

    http://www.nan.on.ca/

VIDEO LINKS  

1. Alberta Health Services

  • Chronic Pain Lecture Series
  • This series offers information about the nature of pain and the ways that the body’s systems are affected by pain. It provides basic information, so that other components of the Centre’s program may be better understood and incorporated into everyday life. The series consists of 10 lectures.

    http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/2790.asp

2. CAMH Prescription for Addiction

3. CIPRD Chronic Pain: The Journey Forward

4. The Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC) Conquering Your Pain

5. Eyes Wide Open: A Canadian Discussion to Reduce Opioid-Related Harms

6. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Canada

7. Pain Toolbox