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Chronic Pain Self-Management: Past, Present and Future

February 29, 2012 - 2:00pm PST, 5:00pm EST
Recorded in February, 2012


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This presentation reviews the concept of self-management and how peer-led self-management programs are implemented in communities. It describes how self-management strategies can be applied to chronic pain management. It provides an overview of the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program and the scope of its delivery in BC. Then, the main self-management strategies are introduced and described. Lastly, using a case example of a middle aged male, it summarizes an experience of developing chronic pain and the path that was taken to manage and maintain quality of life. 

During this webinar you will learn:

  • How self-management programs are implemented at the community level
  • How self-management strategies are applied to chronic pain
  • From a case study how the self management strategies help maintain quality of life


Partick McGowan PhD

Associate Professor, Centre of Aging, University of Victoria

Patrick's research career over the last 25 years has mainly focused on several aspects of health education programs for persons experiencing chronic health conditions, especially self-management programs and strategies. He has been implementing and researching self-management programs relating to particular chronic health conditions such as chronic pain, diabetes, arthritis, osteoarthritis, and tuberculosis.

As well, he has been researching the feasibility, viability, acceptability and effectiveness of a general self-management program called the "Chronic Disease Self-Management Program" which is offered to persons experiencing any type of chronic health condition. This research is being conducted at the community level (including small aboriginal communities), and at the provincial, national, and international levels.  


This event is co-sponsored by CIRPD, Canadian Pain Coalition and Pain BC.

Partially Funded by  


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