A Canadian Website to Educate the International Medical Community about Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome !!
FM-CFS Canada is an organization focussing on expansion ofthe access to quality of the care for more persons suffering of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the community. With its Website www.fm-cfs.ca, this organization works to:
- Educate more healthcare providers in the process of the diagnosis and also about the care and services to offer speciallyto FM and CFS patients.
- Facilitate patients connections and networks with the expert practitioners in rheumatologic & medicalfield.
- Provide more services &resources free, up to date andof good quality to answer better to the needs of the FM-CFS patient community.
That organization isdestinatedspecially tohealth professionals workingin helthcarefields ranging from nurses to physiotherapists to develop clinical guides to establish a strong network, they can use also to educate their peers in the medical community. A such network can be used easily, simply, from distanceand at low cost.
This site already offers physicians a collection of resources, by exemple: FM and CFS clinical case definitions and working guidelines for general orfamily doctors. Many abstracts of published articles from "Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain" are also available.
The menu of the site is offering a"Q&A", Questions and Answers. That "Q&A"is giving possibilities to internationalresearchers and clinicians to answer patients online. So, experts and patients can be connected together easily regardless of distance, time, location, mobility or expense. This "Q&A" will serve healtcare providers, but also the patients and their families. By the archives database of this "Q&A", it will provide themedical communityandat the same time thepatients whowillsee they are not alone, sothat will help them to feel less alone!!