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Paul Arnstein is the Director of MGH Cares About Pain Relief at Massachusetts General Hospital and an adjunct Associate Professor in the Nurse Practitioner program at the MGH Institute for Health Professionals in Boston.   He is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Pain Management Nurse.

For over 30 years he has helped thousands of patients in pain. Dr Arnstein works with patients, professionals and policy-makers to ensure that no patient lives or dies with needless pain due to unrealistic fears and mistaken beliefs about pain and its treatment.  His research that has been referenced in the popular media supports the value of nurse-led interventions that help chronic pain patients think, feel and do better.

Paul volunteers extensively being founder and first president of the New Hampshire Cancer Pain Initiative; before serving as president of the New England Pain Association and the American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN).  He presided over ASPMN at a time when Pain Management Nursing emerged as a specialty within nursing.   

Paul has participated in the development and dissemination of several position papers to help reduce pain in vulnerable populations.  Dr. Arnstein is a strong spokesperson for interprofessional programs that replace unrealistic fears and mistaken beliefs with evidence-based facts. He is widely published and frequently speaks at local, regional and national levels addressing topics that help improve the way pain is managed.

Paul Arnstein RN, PhD, FAAN
Connell Nursing Research Scholar
Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain Relief
Mass General Hospital  GRB-1034
55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
(617) 724-8517
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