Article: Don't Blame People for Their Pain

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by TwoCatDoctors, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    CNN.com Health
    The Chart
    June 29, 2011


    Don't blame people for their pain, report says

    '"Their suffering is not something they should be blamed for or something they’ve made up," said Philip Pizzo, chair of the committee, about people who are in pain. "In the absence of knowledge, there’s an attribution of blame. Education needs to play a role in that."'

    [Read the entire article at http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/29/dont-blame-people-for-their-pain-report-says/?hpt=hp_bn6 ]

    In reading the article, I found it very sad that in all of the medical schools in the United States, it said that only 5 medical schools have required courses on pain. So how can doctors be expected to understand, let alone treat, pain.