*Previously known as "Principles of Pain"
2 Day Course covering concepts and models of pain and disability; ethics of pain management; acute and chronic pain physiology; explaining pain to patients.
CPD: 14 including 2 Ethics
Romy Parker (PhD)
Beverley Bolton (MSc Med Pain Management)
This course aims to provide a theoretical framework for health care professionals to use in the management of people with acute and chronic pain. Using a combined didactic and workshop approach, the facilitators will present the evidence that pain is a biopsychosocial construct. By the end of the course participants will:
- Be able to describe different pain models and their influence on health care delivery
- Be able to describe the basic physiology of acute pain
- Be able to describe the basic pathology of chronic pain
- Be able to describe the psychosocial factors which contribute to pain-related disability
- Be able to develop a management framework for managing the biopsychosocial variables which contribute to pain and disability
- Be able to describe pain and chronic pain processes in accessible language
- Have reflected on the ethical issues of pain and disability and the iatrogenic contributors to pain