NYTimes: Why Are We Still Dismissing Girls=?utf-8?Q?=E2=80=99_?=Pain?

Ruth Ryan ruth at RYAN-GRAHAM.COM
Mon Feb 18 18:58:04 UTC 2019


Yes, and

Black people’s pain (Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites. https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/pain-and-ethnicity/2013-05 ; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4843483/ and many more)

Children’s pain: (Hospitalized children continue to report undertreated and preventable pain. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4158935/;  Pain in Children: Neglected, Unaddressed and Mismanaged https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3140088/)

Old people’s pain: (Undertreatment of pain in older adults: an application of beneficence. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22772893 ;
Undertreating Pain http://www.todaysgeriatricmedicine.com/archive/032414p8.shtml)

And sometimes, everybody’s pain.  I was outraged to see the false claim by the AHA/Am College of Cardiology in their latest guideline that under 1% of people prescribed statins report muscle pain. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.11.003 JAMA. Published online February 6, 2019. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.21019).

I have read this previously and also heard it said by physicians that muscle pain can be caused by many things, so patients’ many complaints about leg pain, cramps and muscle pain are dismissed as not real and/or not related to statins, despite the pain beginning and ending with statin dosing.  The better to achieve more patient “compliance” with statins and sell more statins.

Ruth Ryan RN

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