• Petitioned Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health

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Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health

Stop the discrimination of those in pain in the ER and hospitals.

    1. Nate C
    2. Petition by

      Nate C

People that go into Emergency Rooms all over Canada in pain or have a history of chronic pain are often not given adequate treatment with regards to pain management. People who suffer from chronic pain conditions are especially affected by the draconian attitude and policies of our government with regards to this issue. When a person with pre-existing pain has difficulty coping and goes to the hospital, they deserve to have their pain taken seriously. Everybody in pain deserves to have as many options available to them as we can give them as a society, especially in a hospital setting. It should be recognized that our country does not have the capacity to give each patient a pain management team and hospitals should be a place where patients can feel comfortable, without the fear of being labled as drug seeking or refused help. Pain does not manifest itself the same way on the outside in each individual. We all respond to pain differently and each type of pain can have its own effect on the body.

It is time to stop the nightmare of people in pain who often wait hours to be seen and are rarely taken seriously. People in pain are people too.

Another minute should not go by where we offer mothers giving birth pain medications without hesitation and yet choose to discriminate against those who come to hospitals in pain and in need of medical attention.

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    1. Signing is great but the stories for why people are signing are awesome.

      Nate C
      by Nate C
      Petition Organizer

      I can't say enough how proud I am of all of you who have shared reasons for signing. For me, it is more important to get stories than high numbers. Of course, we want as many people as possible to sign but when it comes time for this to make a real impact, the stories are what gives this petition that key factor that allows the recipients to understand why we are doing this. It might even allow them to put themselves in the many situations described and come to a common sense understanding of the issue. It is not fair to punnish all people in pain just because the system is abused by a few people seeking a high. We cannot ignor the impact on society of not treating people in pain. Pain can wear a person down and make them do things to harm themselves or others. It causes long term damage to the health and wellbeing of those who suffer. The discrimination must stop! You help is greatly appreciated.

    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. Thank you to all who have signed so far

      Nate C
      by Nate C
      Petition Organizer

      For those who would like a politician in their own area to recieve a petition like this one, I am happy to create it for you or help you in doing so for yourself. You are welcome to use this petition and simply change the appropriate info to target the person, organization, etc. that you wish.

      Together we can take back the rights that have been stripped away from us over the years. Lets take back our dignity and demand the respect we deserve.

      If you would like to do more to fight the discrimination of people in pain, please come check out the advocacy site and forum I am a part of.

      www.chronicpainrevolutions.com

      Thanks for your support!
      Nate

    4. Reached 25 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Linda hull LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 2 years ago

      2 times my presriptions for pain mediation were refused to be filled by Wallgreens pharmacy and one was confacaited and I had to have my doctor re write it and take to a different pharmacy,Their excuse today is they have to verify it with my pain doctor and being a Friday night it could take 4 days what is to verify? The script has my photo which matches my ID and a DEA number. I am getting sick of being treated like I am a criminal.This is the Same Metality as those who would like to ban guns so that those that should have them will be unable to get them and protect themselves and of course all the criminals will be armed

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    • Chad Johnson CAPE CORAL, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      i'm a pain patient who's been treated horribly at E.R's too many times...

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    • Nancy Van Winkle HARTSVILLE, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      Chronic Pain suffers are treated bad by ALL HOSPITAL PERSONAIL !!! I'm VERY LUCKY to have a Primary Doctor that understands my pain levels and does not restrict my pain meds !! Even though I hate to be on them it's not by choice it's by nessariedy that I need the medications ! This is WRONG !! All over, in Canada and the U.S.A.

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    • Theresa Fahey-Baumann VALLEY STREAM, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Im signing this petition because like so many other people I to live in constant chronic pain and have been doing so since 2002. M diagnoses are nueropathic pain syndrome from scar tissue interwoven with s.,ome nerves which was a result of surgery,fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis in my lower back,hips and knees. Over the years of trying to get help,I heard" its all in your head",I've heard,there's nothing wrong with you and I've been told,"you can't be feeling pain in more than one place in your body by doctors. A doctor in my local e.r. even was about to call a physcriatrist cause he thought I was too upset cause I was sobbing from the pain. The sadd part that is that hospital has a pain management department that sees patients by appointment. Now Im expierencing not being able to get my narcotic prescriptions cause pharmacies here in the United States are afraid of being robbed. Im treated like an addict who's trying to get their next fix even thou my prescriptions say for pain. Im tired of being treated like Im a piece of garbage and I dont want others to go thru the needless suffering that I did. If signing this petition helps even just 1 person,then every thing that I've been thru will be worth it. God Bless and may you all be pain free some day,hopefully sooner than later

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    • Jill Strom WATERFORD, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      I have fibromyalgia and this has happened to me.

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