Wednesday Jan 24, 2024

Episode 46: Context, diversity and culture in pain treatment with Professor Romy parker

Professor Romy Parker is the director of the Pain Management Unit at the University of Cape Town. She is an active physiotherapist and researcher focusing on the power of context and culture in treating pain.

In this podcast, she shares her experiences on the challenges of pain education and the significance of cultural nuances for effective communication and treatment strategies.

She examines the importance of approaching patients with humility and curiosity, advocates for acknowledging the limitations of one's understanding and encourages a collaborative, team-based approach to unravel the complexities of pain management within diverse populations. Don't miss this enlightening episode on pain, culture, and compassionate healthcare!


Professor Romy Parker

Romy Parker, PhD, is a professor and director of the Pain Management Unit in the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She is an active researcher, as well as an experienced physiotherapy clinician working in chronic pain management as part of the Chronic Pain Management interdisciplinary team of Groote Schuur Hospital. She leads a team of clinician researchers working in both perioperative pain and chronic pain management. Their aim is to develop, test and implement effective, culturally appropriate and sustainable treatments.


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