Common Fallacies About Cancer Pain - JA0008057-0000-19-036-H01-P

Common Fallacies About Cancer Pain

by Jennifer M. L. Stephens, PhD, MA, RN, OCN
JA0008057-0000-19-036-H01-P
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Summary:

Most patients with cancer will experience pain during the course of their illness and into survivorship. Cancer pain may escalate as the disease progresses, so frequent adjustments in pain management strategies are often necessary to achieve optimal results. Although relief is possible for most cancer pain, many patients will suffer needlessly from discomfort due to mismanagement and undertreatment that can occur due to common misconceptions among providers. Healthcare professionals can work together as a team to help alleviate this suffering by correcting fallacies about cancer pain and applying the principles of effective pain management and research-based interventions.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to clarify healthcare professionals’ understanding of cancer pain and its clinical management. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify five common misconceptions that result in ineffective pain management
  • Compare definitions for addiction, physical dependence, and tolerance
  • Discuss the responsibilities of healthcare professionals in oncology pain management
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians/nutritionists, health educators, imaging and radiation therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, respiratory therapists, and social workers.
 
Pharmacists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
 
Initial Release Date: 5/01/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019