Dr. Justin Dunaway joins Pain Reframed this week! Justin has extensive experience in outpatient orthopedics, not only in the United States, but also in Haiti. Justin and his wife, Dr. Morgan Denny, founded and run the organization STAND Haiti. The STAND Haiti Project establishes permanent access to orthopedic rehabilitative services in the country of Haiti through direct patient care and clinical training of its citizens.
Through STAND Haiti, Justin and his team go to Haiti multiple times a year to see patients who have a significantly different relationship with healthcare and different level of resources and education than in the United States. Interestingly, the difference of access to resources and education brings up some fascinating discussion. Jeff, Justin, and Tim share their thoughts on these differences and how having a “blank slate” in treatment and care can actually be beneficial.
Justin shares his experience in going through the Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification program and how it helped him and changed the way he manages pain. The certification was instrumental in teaching Justin ways to take the ideas on pain management and apply it in a framework that works for him and his patients.