In this session, we will talk about the grief and loss associated with having chronic pain. We will examine the stages of grief according to the model described by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, apply them to chronic pain, and explore ways to cope with grief and loss.
Psychologist Dr. Eleni Hapidou has dedicated her career to working with individuals who, after injuries or accidents, suffer from chronic pain and experience difficulties coping with their life. Such difficulties, in addition to physical discomfort and pain, include anxiety, post-traumatic stress, fear, depression, marital and occupational problems, which may prevent individuals (and their families) from participating in their full daily functioning and enjoying a good quality of life. Dr. Hapidou has been with the interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Management Unit (CPMU) (now the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic) since 1992.
You will require an internet connection to join the webinar which can be viewed from a tablet, computer or mobile device. If you are unable to attend live, please register to automatically receive a link to the recording.