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The Emotional and Psychological Impacts of Chronic Pain

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For most healthcare professionals, pain is a part of our daily routine. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain continues beyond the expected healing time of the injury and is often difficult to treat. It has a fluctuating and unstable progression that leads to uncertainty about the future.

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For most healthcare professionals, pain is a part of our daily routine. We see acute pain caused by recent ailments or surgical procedures, as well as chronic pain from past injuries. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain continues beyond the expected healing time of the injury and is often difficult to treat. Most therapies and procedures look at reducing the pain, not curing it. Chronic pain has a fluctuating and unstable progression that leads to the individual feeling uncertain about the future. Challenges faced by health professionals who struggle when unable to cure a patient are often caused by this pathway of chronic pain.

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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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