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MARY MARGO MCCAFFERY 1938 - 2018

Posted 11 months ago by Amy Prater

Mary Margo McCaffery (September 29, 1938 - January 8, 2018), a pioneer in the care of people with pain, passed away peacfully at the age of 79 in Marina Del Ray, CA. Margo was a trailblazer in the field of pain management and inspired generations of nurses and physicians. She was an impassioned advocate for the relief of people suffering with pain. She is best known for her 1968 clinical definition of pain, embraced worldwide: "Pain is whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he says it does." In her honor, the Colorado Chapter made a donation of $200 to the ASPMN Research Fund.