PAUL ARNSTEIN, RN, PHD, clinical nurse specialist for pain relief and adjunct associate professor at the MGH Institute for Health Professionals, will be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the academy's annual meeting and conference Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C.
For more than three decades, Arnstein's work has focused on pain management. Widely published, he has conducted extensive research on and demonstrated the value of nurse-led interventions to reduce pain, depression and disability.
Arnstein has helped set national standards in pain management as founder and first president of the New Hampshire Cancer Pain Initiative and as former president of both the New England Pain Association and the American Society for Pain Management Nursing. Additionally, he serves as a liaison to the Joint Commission and an advisor to legislators through the Pain Care Forum.
The AAN's approximately 1,500 fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. AAN fellowship is one of the most prestigious national nursing honors.