With the growing global pain epidemic and decreased global resources for treatment of persistent pain this session will explore Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) as a tool that helps patients to understand complex pain issues which reduces pain, disability, fear-avoidance and pain catastrophisation. The session will also analyse factors that may influence a child’s adjustment to pain and address ways to teach children about pain. Finally, E-Pain technology will be explored as a means to spread pain education in Brazil.
- Understand the main concepts of PNE and its importance in clinical practice
- Comprehend the importance of PNE for children and the major barriers and challenges that are necessary to overcome
- Recognise the internet as a powerful environment to spread PNE facilitating health professionals and students and also as a population based intervention