Pain Education and Advocacy

The materials on this page consist of video narratives of patients, of all ages, with pain conditions. The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, along with UNE’s Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), bring together groups of health care professionals, scientists, educators, scholars, and students who share a passion for transforming pain prevention, care, education, and research.

These materials have been crafted in hopes of training future practitioners to provide the highest quality of care to patients experiencing chronic pain. The materials highlight the importance of working interprofessionally and approaching the patient as a whole person when in treatment. These narratives can be used as educational material or for patient advocacy, in pieces or as a whole, in a lecture or small group setting. The narratives give unique insight into the lives of patients experiencing chronic pain and is incomparable to any other interprofessional educational material.


Chronic Pain

Mikayla Bergquist
Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome

Ken Guay
Degenerative Disc Disease

Kathryn Hill
Chronic Migraine/Occipital Neuralgia

Charlotte Merle-Smith
Injury Induced Neuropathic Pain

James Mitchell
Injury Induced Chronic Pain And Chronic DVT

John Schrader
Fibromyalgia

Samantha Shepard
Chronic Back Pain

Lindsey Simmons
Chronic Migraine

Amelia Watt
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome


Cancer Pain

Shane Beaulieu
Testicular Cancer

Sarah Couture
Aplastic Anemia with Pre-Leukemic Cells

Jani Druck
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Tony Lebranche
Cancer Pain

Kathy Thompson
Breast Cancer