3. Chronic Pain

The aim of this section is to deepen our understanding of the consequences of living with chronic pain.

The following vignette illustrates how isolating living with chronic pain can be. After watching the video, there are several reflective questions to consider.

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The following video features Judith John, who headed up communications and public affairs for Mount Sinai Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children, until the work she adored was interrupted when she suffered a brain tumour that hemorrhaged. It is a benign but inoperable brain tumour that has required a number of treatments to contain it because of its location. Although her experience with healthcare started with her role as an executive in the healthcare industry, now she is a patient living with chronic pain who has learned a lot along the way.


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