The Professional Development Tool

Brought to you by the CPA Pain Science Division

Outcome 11

I recognize individuals who are at risk for under-treatment of their pain or populations where care disparities exist.

  1. I can explain factors associated with under-treatment of pain in my community and practice setting (e.g. socially isolated individuals, cognitively impaired, people with communication difficulties; people with barriers to accessing care such as low education levels, financial barriers, transportation barriers, physical barriers, neonates, children, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S, mental health, other marginalized groups)
  2. I use the measures available to assess and manage pain in neonates, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with communication barriers
  3. I advocate for individuals who are at-risk for under-treatment of their pain

Pain: a textbook for health professionals 2e by van Griensven, Strong, Unruh

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