Pain management – the global sound of silence

Chris Bateman


Worldwide, and particularly in South Africa, patients are unwittingly forced to suffer in silence because doctor training in formal pain management is almost non­ existent, with the best local medical campus undergraduate pain training consisting of ‘about four hours’ in a student’s fourth or fifth year. 

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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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Pain management; Doctor training

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(8):621-623. DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8083

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Date submitted: 2015-09-23
Date published: 2015-09-23

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