Pain management programs for the CALD community

The NSW Pain Plan 2012-2016 has been widely implemented across the state, resulting in reduced waiting times to access dedicated pain management services.

The ACI Pain Management Network has now developed translated versions of its Pain Management Program materials to help people in culturally and linguistically diverse communities to manage chronic pain.

The adapted program and toolkit have been developed for the top four at-risk language groups identified: Chinese (traditional and simplified), Arabic, Vietnamese and Greek.

Pain management education and self-management programs for people with chronic pain from these four cultural backgrounds are also being offered through the multicultural health services at Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) from mid-May 2017.

The program runs in the community once a week for six weeks, teaching people with chronic pain the skills to manage their pain in a group setting.

For more information about the statewide program and resources, visit the ACI Pain Management Network webpage at www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/networks/pain-management/resources

For more information about the program in WSLHD, contact Monika Latanik at monika.latanik@health.nsw.gov.au

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