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February 25th 2013: Tools for Family Caregivers for Changing Lives of Family Members with Chronic Pain

Penney Cowan is founder and Chief Executive Officer of the American Chronic Pain Association, She describes her work and her own experience of chronic pain. She explains what chronic pain is and its effects on the people who experience it. She explains the work of the Association. She discusses the challenges that chronic pain creates for the persons who experience it and that it may create for their family caregivers. She explains the ways in which the Association’s tools help persons living with chronic pain, and their family caregivers. She says what more the Association wan

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Penney Cowan

Penney Cowan, a person with chronic pain, is Chief Executive Officer and founder, in 1980, of the American Chronic Pain Association, The Association provides peer support and education in pain management skills for people with pain and their families, and works to build awareness about chronic pain among professionals, decision makers and the general public. She’s a Consumer Representative for the FDA/CDER Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee. Her awards include the Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Citizen by the Institute for Public Service, Washington, The American Pain Society’s John and Emma Bonica Public
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