ETALK #4 - PAIN MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS FOR CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
Australia is one of the most ethnoculturally diverse societies in the Western world, requiring healthcare providers to interact with patients from a diverse range of backgrounds to their own. Delivering cross-cultural pain management presents challenges of communication, discordant beliefs and often opposing preferences for treatment. Such challenges contribute to the lower rates of attendance, acceptance and premature drop-out from treatment observed among some culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities undergoing pain management. This eTalk explores how ethnoculture and social positioning influence the experience of chronic pain and discusses implications for physiotherapy education and management.
This eTalk has been recorded to support the Australian physiotherapy community understand how pain management changes depending on different groups in society, in line with 2019 being the IASP’s international year against pain in vulnerable populationsPresenter
Bernadette Brady is a Senior Pain Physiotherapist and clinician researcher with the Department of Pain Medicine at Liverpool Hospital. Bernadette has clinical and research interests in the field of cultural adaptation of chronic pain interventions and healthcare provider cultural responsiveness. Her PhD explored the experience of chronic pain and pain management among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities living in South-West Sydney and piloted novel culturally adapted physiotherapy approaches. Bernadette is a titled musculoskeletal physiotherapist, she is vice-chair of the NSW MPA committee and currently serves on the NSW Branch Council