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Changing the Culture of Pain Treatment Symposium

Changing the Culture of Pain Treatment Graphic 2019

Program Description

The purpose of this interprofessional educational program will be to change the culture of pain management by promoting non-opioid therapies for pain. Various evidence-based alternative treatment modalities such as clinical massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, and community health services will be introduced. Panelists will discuss their approaches to specific patient case examples giving providers the knowledge to choose the best treatment path for their patients.

This program is made possible with support from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Healthcare Workforce Transformation Initiatives.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Medical Students, Residents & Fellows, Occupational Therapists, Therapeutic Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, CCRI Health and Rehabilitative Science Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Clinical Instructors.

Competency Areas

ABMS: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Systems-based Practice; IOM: Provide patient-centered care, Work in interdisciplinary teams; Interprofessional Education Collaborative: Roles/Responsibilities.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize psychosocial risk factors for patients with pain.
  • Evaluate outcomes of integrative therapy options to manage pain.
  • Analyze patients’ biopsychosocial elements related to pain.
  • Identify various treatment plans for pain management.
  • Describe steps in the referral process for prescribing non-pharmacologic pain management.