Pain Management and Ethics: What’s the Right Thing To Do? - WEB-CMEZ347

Pain Management and Ethics: What’s the Right Thing To Do?

by Esther Bernhofer, PhD, RN-BC, CPE
WEB-CMEZ347
(4.5 / 93 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

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Summary:

Healthcare professionals in most disciplines encounter patients with pain every day. Whether responsible for making assessments, prescribing treatment, or managing care, the professional must continuously make decisions on how to care for a patient with pain. In the current climate of escalating opioid abuse, it may seem that the struggle to determine “the right thing to do” is even more complex. Often the right answer is blurred by the subjective nature and experience of pain itself. Adding new legal restrictions and guidelines to many analgesic agents (most often opioids) further complicates how patients are scrutinized and treated for their pain. Because the treatment of pain has historically always been a moral endeavor, please join a discussion with a pain management expert to look at how ethics, values, and teamwork may contribute to better care for patients with complex pain management issues. 

Objectives:

The goal of this webinar is to examine and discuss pain management ethics and values-based clinical decision-making among an interdisciplinary audience. Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:
  • Discuss why managing patients’ pain is unique and must be considered in an ethical context.
  • Describe how the four basic principles of ethics are relative to pain management.
  • Discuss how values-based decision-making stems from ethics and influences the management of pain.
  • Review how the healthcare team can work together to support pain management efforts.
 

 
Esther I. Bernhofer, PhD, RN-BC, CPE, Nurse Scientist II, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, discloses that she has previously received teaching and speaking fees from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
 

 
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Physician Continuing Education Credit
 
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Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 2/22/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/22/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/22/2021

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Chaya P - Denver, CO  ·  Aug 05, 2019
this was quite thorough
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Anna S - Lilburn, GA  ·  Jul 09, 2019
Very interesting course
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Jennifer C - LAS VEGAS, NV  ·  Jul 06, 2019
Great overview of medical ethics.
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Tiffany B - Littleton, CO  ·  Jun 18, 2019
Good information was reported.
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Andrea M - West Haven , US  ·  May 01, 2019
This are important considerations in prescribing pain medication. I love to have examples to illustrate points. i have a lot of experience with patients dealing with persistent pain, so I felt like I knew a lot of the information
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