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Module 2 – Pain management

MODULE OVERVIEW

This module reviews basic principles of pain assessment and management with a focus on pain at the end of life.

KEY MESSAGES

  • Comprehensive pain assessment is essential to adequate pain relief.
  • There are many barriers impeding pain assessment and treatment.
  • Healthcare professionals should work collaboratively with the patient, their family and interdisciplinary colleagues toward optimum use of drug and non-drug interventions.
  • Treatment of pain at the end of life also includes attention to suffering.

OBJECTIVES

            At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify barriers to adequate pain relief at the end of life for patients across the life span.
  2. List components of a thorough pain assessment.
  3. Describe pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies used to relieve pain.
  4. Discuss the roles of members of the interdisciplinary team involved with pain assessment and management at the end of life.

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