It’s amazing how little the developed world knows about the burden of pain and other suffering in the developing world and, much too often, it is the developed world that shapes global health policy.
We need to get the story of people’s suffering out there for others to hear. The Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy has such a feature. Write your narrative. Tell your story to the world. It is a peer-reviewed, indexed journal; but has a fast-track system for narratives. You can get published, quick.
In May 2015, the journal has made all narratives open access. Just visit http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/med/ippc-pain-narratives and read the stories. You can see the heart-rending narratives from many parts of the world, stories of needless suffering, stories of how palliative care turned things around for patients with cancer pain, patients with post-traumatic pain and that of a bereaved daughter.
Tell your story. You will help to change the world. If you have questions, write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org