Module 3: Assessment and Treatment of Pain at the End of Life

Online Course
$50.00 – List Price
$40.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
CE Credits
Exam Items
It is reported that approximately 75% of patients with advanced cancer have pain, and that 50% of terminally ill patients experience moderate to severe pain. In addition, estimates indicate that 25% of cancer patients die in severe pain. Studies have consistently shown that pain is frequently underdiagnosed and inadequately treated. The number of distressing physical symptoms also increases with disease progression so that patients with advanced disease report a median of 11 symptoms of distress.
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the multiple dimensions of pain,

  • Describe barriers that affect the appropriate management of pain,

  • Practice approaches to pain assessment and use two pain assessment measures,

  • Explain types of behavioral interventions for patients who are experiencing pain related to advanced disease,

  • Know general pharmacological approaches to the management of pain, and

  • Describe the treatment of pain that co-occurs with substance abuse and addiction.

Biographies of the presenters: Steven D. Passik, Karen Byers
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This program is available through the partnership of the APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) and eNURSING llc.

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