Access to Pain Treatment as a Human Rights Issue - The Basics

The topic of this session is access to pain treatment as a human rights issue with a focus on the right to health. During this session an overview is created on sheets of flipchart paper using coloured cards with elements and examples of health as a human right printed on them. This overview is assembled together with the participants by spreading the cards among them and asking targeted questions about different aspects of health as a human right which need to be answered with the cards. The session works well in combination with the session ‘Human Rights Tools’ and other introductory sessions about human rights in relation to health

  • To recognize that access to pain treatment can be viewed as a human rights issue.
  • To understand what the different elements of a human rights approach to access to pain treatment mean in practice

Individuals with a basic understanding of human rights in relation to health. Additional knowledge of access to pain treatment can be useful but is not a requirement.

90 minutes

Users feedback

Very helpful for young trainers

The training manual is very helpful for young trainers. Planning a training session becomes an easy task through it, and the content is very rich and well structured .
We used some activities for the first time in a 3 days training  ..... read more

Sana Sboui and Mayssa Rekhis - Tunesia  - Apr 2012

Very useful

One Big family, Health as a Human Right, Domestic Vioelence and Everyday stories are the most useful session plans for me.  The first two are useful because Right to Health is a relatively new concept in my country.  The latter ..... read more

unknown - Asia - Sep 2011

practical materials

Thank you very much for the very information and practical materials available. Was introduced tot he site through the ESCR-net group in regards to the training.

I am from the Pacific and will try with all effort to get some supp ..... read more

Vani Dulaki - Fiji - Sep 2011