One in five people live with chronic pain and most feel misunderstood and unsupported. Dr Dawn Macintyre was one of those people.
In ‘Living with Chronic Pain’, she shares her journey from a full life to one characterised by pain and shame – and back again- as she reclaims her thriving self. Interwoven with insight into the emotions and challenges faced, as well as practical advice for changes and support to help sufferers, Dawn provides her perspective as both a sufferer of chronic pain, and a health practitioner. Perfect for health professionals looking to best support patients and those living with chronic pain, this story will bring you courage, joy and most importantly, the knowledge to find your meaningful life again.
Dr Dawn Macintyre trained in Education and Psychology at London University, before completing her Masters in Public Health at Curtin University, WA. She worked and supported families who had tragically experienced the death of a child, going on to focus her PhD on the gaps and challenges faced by grieving families. She is now one of just a handful of professionals across Australia who specialise in supporting feelings of sudden loss, grief and confusion. Having experienced a life changing experience of chronic pain, and learning to survive and thrive through it all – Dawn is the author ‘Living with Chronic Pain: From OK to Despair and Finding My Way Back Again’