FOR THE OPTION TO NOT FEEL PAIN

FOR THE OPTION TO NOT FEEL PAIN

A few weeks ago we learned the story of the doctor, an expert in bioethics, Liliana Ortiz, a former academic at the Universidad de Concepción. After dealing with aggressive breast cancer, she decided to receive palliative sedation so that her death would be painless.

MINUSPAIN: THE TRANSLATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ALLIANCE THAT GATHERS FIVE UNIVERSITIES IN THE COUNTRY TO FACE THE PROBLEM OF CHRONIC PAIN

MINUSPAIN: THE TRANSLATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ALLIANCE THAT GATHERS FIVE UNIVERSITIES IN THE COUNTRY TO FACE THE PROBLEM OF CHRONIC PAIN

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the Universidad de Concepción, the Universidad de Santiago de Chile, the Universidad Católica del Norte and the Universidad de Chile formed an unpublished scientific association to investigate neuropathic pain mechanisms and find new treatment options. Neuropathic pain generates disabling physical, mental, social and work consequences and is highly prevalent. Current medications are not very effective, so the development of research to understand the mechanisms of pain and generate new therapies is essential.