Dr. Janet McGowan is a member of the British Pain Society and Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK. An anaesthetist by primary training, Janet’s special interest is in Chronic Pain Management, working with patients suffering a variety of persistently painful conditions including musculoskeletal, neuropathic and mixed pain. Janet believes in a bio-psychosocial and multidisciplinary approach that includes psychology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, as well as medical input and support, and group work to provide ongoing help and teach sufferers to self-manage what can be an incurable and long term condition. Janet has been involved in education both for health workers and patients on the skills needed to cope with such a complex problem.
The Journal for the Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences.
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