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Establishing a new chronic pain clinic: challenges and achievements

Mohamed, Rozilah @ Abdul Hadi and Abdullah, Nor Zamzila and Othman, Norliza and Tajidin, Syazwani and Mohd Zanidin, Siti Nabilah and Mat Nor, Mohd Basri and Mohd Yatim, Asmarawati (2014) Establishing a new chronic pain clinic: challenges and achievements. In: Biennial Scientific Meeting Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain 2014, 15-16th April 2014, Swan Convention Centre Sunway Medical Centre Selangor. (Unpublished)

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Chronic pain is major public health problem that is associated with reduction in quality of life, poor psychological adjustment, physical disability, decreased income and high care cost which leads to great loss to the country. Patients suffering from chronic pain are in need of treatment and follow up from proper Chronic Pain Clinic. Unfortunately, the number of such facilities is limited as this area of expertise is rather new in Medicine. The objective of this paper is to share our experience on the challenges faced in the establishment of Chronic Pain Clinic in Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital, Kuantan, Pahang. This paper will describe the challenges that we have gone through from planning to the implementation of such clinic in 2009 and our achievement thus far. Administrative issues such as limited space and time, man power, financial support and resources are among majorchallenges faced apart from patients and management team's limitations. It is our future plan to include more disciplines in the management team as to ensure better patients' outcome towards a pain free hospital as envisaged by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3439/37085
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic pain clinic
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Abdul Hadi Mohamed
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2014 15:27
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 11:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37085

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