Common Fallacies About Cancer Pain - RD141-60

Common Fallacies About Cancer Pain

by Jennifer Stephens, PhD(c), MA, RN, OCN
RD141-60
(4.4 / 133 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

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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
 

 
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.
 
Dietitians/Nutritionists: 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/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 1 course.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Cheryl M - lakewood, NJ  ·  Aug 08, 2017
5.very interesting, I didnt know so much about pain management and addiction before.
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Yvette H - Houston, TX  ·  Jul 05, 2017
I am grateful to see support for patients' needs and rights to pain control in this environment where some patients are being treated like addicts rather than patients in chronic and severe pain. Please keep courses that support patient rights and include topics for discussing treatment options with the patient.
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AMY H - ELMSFORD, NY  ·  Mar 11, 2017
Very informational, will help even as a dietitian to understand a patient's comfort level.
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PATRICIA F - TARRYTOWN, NY  ·  Jan 19, 2017
This course helped dispel some of my preconceived ideas on pain management.
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Shelley P - Peachtree City, GA  ·  Jun 24, 2016
Thank you for this course
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