|Nursing Issues SIG|
Nursing Issues SIG
Rationale & Purpose
For several years, CPS conference attendees and various other groups from around the country have been meeting informally to discuss interests in pain management with regard to nursing issues. The challenges in pain management are interprofessional and not solely the responsibility of nurses. However, nurses often take the leadership in making changes and the NI SIG will provide a channel for consolidating our efforts within the multiprofessional context of the Canadian Pain Society. We aim to make a difference in Canadian pain management practices.
The inaugural meeting for the Canadian Pain Society Special Interest Group-Nursing Issues (CPS NI SIG) was held in Halifax at the 2005 annual conference. Attendees at this meeting heard the inspiring history of nurses within the CPS and from across the country who have made a national and international impact on improving pain management practices. As well, current nursing initiatives from around the country were shared. These presentations sparked great discussion and enthusiasm for making change. Although formalization of this SIG was in May 2005, we had previously met informally for networking at yearly meetings. As well, many of us across the country have been sharing our expertise and enquiries in pain management -nursing issues through an on-line list-serve since 1999. You can participate in this internet-based communication system by connecting here.
Kathy Reid (2009-2011)