Common Fallacies About Cancer Pain - SW141

Common Fallacies About Cancer Pain

by Jennifer Stephens, PhD, MA, RN, OCN
SW141
(4.3 / 566 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Social Work (1.00 CE ClockHr)

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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 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
 

 
Approval 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.
 
Social Workers: 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, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2017 to February 15, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.0 general social work continuing education clock hours.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
OnCourse Learning, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0401. This approval is for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2016 and ending July 31, 2019.
 
 
Course delivery format: Online Self-Study, Non-interactive
Instructional Method: Narrative with Clinical Vignette
 
 
Audience
 
Social Workers
 
Social Work Practice Levels: Intermediate
 
 
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
 
After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
 
 
Jurisdictional Requirements
 
Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, click here.
 
 
Accommodations for Disabilities
 
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Grievance Procedure
 
OnCourse Learning is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. OnCourse Learning will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of members of the Provider Unit Planning Committee and continuing education division.
 
While OnCourse Learning attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:
 
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee or designated staff within 5 working days.
 
If the results of the grievance process are unsatisfactory, New Jersey social workers have the option to contact the approving entity, with an option to appeal to their licensing board.
 
You may file a complaint by telephone or email.
Telephone #: 800.866.0919

Course Originally Released on: 9/21/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/21/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/21/2021

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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Danielle R - Wilmington, DE  ·  Dec 28, 2018
Easy to read and understand
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Bonnie D - Greensboro, NC  ·  Dec 19, 2018
Very informative and increased my knowledge
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Janelle M - Tucson , AZ  ·  Dec 18, 2018
content interesting and informative. Presentation and format boring.
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Thomas D - Tacoma , WA  ·  Dec 06, 2018
I felt it was well written, focused on the area of interested, presented detailed and factual information that is relevant to my practice.
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Jeff C - Fleetwood, PA  ·  Dec 06, 2018
More information on Opioid epidemic and actual statistics of Opioid abuse disorder, Opioid poisoning and Opioid overdose with patients with cancer or who are in cancer remission who had significant episodes of opioid pain management. This would have given the information presented in the course greater veracity. It just isn't the case that there are no cancer patients who did not develop opioid addiction as a result of opioid pain management of cancer pain. JCorbn LCSW
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