Thursday, November 24, 2005

Spiritual aspects of pain

Rev David Mitchell is a minister in the Church of Scotland and Lecturer in Palliative Care in Glasgow.

In his lecture to the West of Scotland Pain Group on Wednesday 23rd November, he challenged the audience with a number of questions:

What is the essence of your spirituality?
Spiritual or religious – what is the difference?
Spiritual pain or spiritual distress – is pain the right word?
What are the indicators of spiritual distress?
How can we help our patients to die in peace?

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Notice of meeting: Spiritual Pain

Date: Wednesday 23rd November 2005

November's talk will be given by Rev David Mitchell, Chaplain at Huntershill Hospice in Glasgow, and Editor of the Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy. He will be speaking on the spiritual aspects of pain and distress.

As usual, the talk will be preceded by a free buffet, 6.15 for 7pm.

Venue: Ebenezer Duncan Centre, Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow.

This meeting is open to all healthcare and chaplaincy workers with an interest in pain.

Please note that the lecture and subsequent discussion will be recorded for later publication on the Group's website.


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine have published the second edition of Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence.

Thanks to Jonathan McGhie for bringing this to our attention in the latest edition of Threshold, the newsletter of The North British Pain Association.