Common Fallacies About Cancer Pain

by Instructor: Jennifer Stephens, PhD, MA, RN, OCN
Credentialed for: Nursing Professionals

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Jennifer M.L. Stephens, MA, PhD, RN, OCN, is an oncology nurse with more than a decade of experience in medical/surgical oncology, cancer critical care, bone marrow transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Stephens received a PhD in oncology nursing from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver and is active with the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO/ACIO) and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). She has worked as an oncology nurse in the U.S. and Canada, with roles ranging from staff nurse to clinical nurse educator, outpatient clinic coordinator to oncology program manager. She is currently teaching for UBC, Athabasca University, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Jennifer Stephens, PhD, MA, RN, OCN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE141-60
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-09-21
  • Learning Objectives:

    Compare definitions for addiction, physical dependence, and tolerance; Discuss the responsibilities of healthcare professionals in oncology pain management ; Identify five common misconceptions that result in ineffective pain management
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction

    Section 2: A Widespread Problem

    Section 3: Five Misconceptions about Cancer Pain

    - Myth 1

    - Fact

    - Myth 2

    - Fact

    - Myth 3

    - Fact

    - Myth 4

    - Fact 

    - Myth 5

    - Fact 

    Section 4: Improving Outcomes 

    Section 5: Resources 

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; Nurses; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Technicians; Physical Therapists; Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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