Common Fallacies About Cancer Pain - OT141

Common Fallacies About Cancer Pain

by Jennifer Stephens, PhD(c), MA, RN, OCN
OT141
(4.2 / 633 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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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 necessary to achieve optimal results. Although relief is possible for most peoples’ cancer pain, many of these patients will suffer needlessly from discomfort due to mismanagement, undertreatment and common misconceptions among providers. Healthcare professionals as a team can 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 addiction, physical dependence and tolerance
  • Discuss healthcare professionals’ responsibilities in oncology pain management
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Domain of OT: Client Factors
 
 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians/nutritionists, health educators, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, imaging and radiation therapist, respiratory therapists, and social workers.
 
Occupational Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 5/7/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/7/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/7/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Catherine H - Cordova, TN  ·  Sep 02, 2016
I felt some of the information was confusing when it came to the defining the different type of pain medication and defining the definition of addiction.
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Michelle B - Keller, TX  ·  May 05, 2016
I have never considered the amount/type of pain meds required to fight something like cancer
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Josefina N - Valrico, FL  ·  Apr 19, 2016
informative & useful
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Colleen S - Wyomissing, PA  ·  Mar 15, 2016
Good knowledge about meds & cancer -- I was NOT aware of this as a caregiver
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Amy M - Dover, NH  ·  Mar 04, 2016
Interesting information that correct several myths about pain medication.
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