Cultural Competence for Today's Healthcare Professionals, Part 3 - OT400

Cultural Competence for Today's Healthcare Professionals, Part 3

The Cultural Factor in Pain Management

by Cynthia King, PhD, NP, MSN, FAAN
OT400
(4.2 / 1151 ratings )

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

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Summary:

Individual social, spiritual and physiological factors seem to influence the experience of pain. People experience pain differently even within the same cultural group by having more or less of a modulating substance, such as endorphins, within their physiological system. This could explain why the response to pain differs not only among people from different backgrounds but among those from the same ethnic group. There is also evidence that primary care providers underestimate pain severity in their minority patients. This continuing education module helps healthcare professionals become familiar with cultural differences associated with pain perceptions and pain management. 

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to emphasize the important role that culture plays in patients’ display of pain and healthcare professionals’ assessment and management of it. The program also addresses the regulatory requirements from The Joint Commission relative to pain management. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe how culture can influence a patient’s expression of pain and pain tolerance
  • Discuss how cultural background affects a healthcare professional’s response to and management of pain
  • Relate strategies for conducting cultural and pain assessments to identify and to respond to a patient’s pain in a culturally appropriate manner
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
 
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Activity Demands
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, occupational therapists and EMTs/paramedics.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 4/21/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/21/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/21/2018

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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Darren R - New Port Richey, FL  ·  Jul 27, 2017
The amount of information in this module far exceeded the material in the test.
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erika F - florissant, MO  ·  Jun 25, 2017
Useful and informative
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Chalawn M - Charlotte, NC  ·  Jun 04, 2017
This course really made my examine my cultural beliefs re: pain.
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Genevieve M - New Orleans, LA  ·  May 09, 2017
enjoyed the course. easy to read and good information
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Erika T - Las Vegas, NV  ·  Apr 30, 2017
Helpful, though a broader range of cultures would have been useful.
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