We know that when an adolescent and their family understand pain, how it works within the body, it is the beginning of the treatment process.
The purpose of PNE is to create lasting change in beliefs and understanding of pain, address misconceptions about pain, and draw the family's attention to the biological, psychological, and social processes that modulate our pain experiences. Key concepts presented explain the “3 P model of treatment” for families in a concrete way offering explanation of not only what treatment looks like but most importantly why it works.
Susan Carter is a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Paediatric Chronic Pain Program at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. After graduating from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Susan continued her education with a Masters of Nursing from the University of Toronto. Susan has spent last twenty years working as a Paediatric Nurse; her experience as an paediatric emergency room nurse and Nursing Educator has prepared her for her current role. Over the last four years Susan has been a member of an interdisciplinary team that focuses on assessing and treating complex pain in children and adolescents. Outside of work Susan and her husband are busy raising four daughters. She is a proud hockey mom.
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