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 this module participants will:
- Know the multidimensional nature of pain - Epidemiology; Definitions and classification; Conceptual pain models; The nature of pain including the role of context
- Know the basic science of the physiology underlying acute and chronic pain and how the nervous system can change
- Know the psychological and social factors which contribute to pain and its potential impact
- Be familiar with evidence-based tools for the screening and assessment of a person with pain
- Be able to develop an evidence-based patient-centred rehabilitation plan for a person with pain
- Be aware of the bioethical principles which are important in the assessment and management of pain