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Mission Statement

The Irish Pain Nurses and Midwives Society (IPNMS) is a specialised professional organisation of registered nurses, midwives, health care assistants, student nurses and student midwives.

The IPNMS is committed to promoting the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pain by supporting activities such as professional practice, education, research, advocacy and networking. It seeks to provide a collective voice in order to increase knowledge of pain and transform public policy and professional clinical practice to reduce pain and pain-related suffering.

Core Values for the IPNMS:

  • Leadership in the areas of research, education, practice and policy
  • Accountability
  • Advocacy
  • Relevance
  • Empowerment
  • Engagement
  • Integration
  • Integrity
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Evidence-Based Paradigm
  • Informed Decision-Making