I can identify and describe how cultural, institutional, societal, system, provider, familial, and patient factors can facilitate or interfere with effective pain assessment and management.
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- I can describe how my organizational, professional, and social culture influences my personal attitudes and beliefs, and how my beliefs may influence pain assessment and management
- I can explain how language used can influence the experience of pain and how past language experiences may factor into catastrophic thoughts/beliefs
- I can identify barriers to access to care in my practice context and community
- I can describe the concepts of privilege and oppression, and their relationship to health equity and how they influence effective pain assessment and management
- I can reflect on my social location (i.e. my positions of privilege and oppression) and how this could influence my practice
- I can describe the tenets of allyship*, and how they relate to my positions of privilege and oppression
- I use the principles of practicing allyship to inform my work and advocacy as it relates to effective pain assessment and management
- I strive to foster an environment of cultural safety in my practice setting
*allyship: building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and/or groups of people (from https://theantioppressionnetwork.com/allyship/)
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Exploring the lived experience of adults using prescription opioids to manage chronic noncancer pain. – Brooks EA, Unruh A, Lynch ME
The association between health care professional attitudes and beliefs and the attitudes and beliefs, clinical management, and outcomes of patients with low back pain: a systematic review. – Darlow B, Fullen BM, Dean S, Hurley DA, Baxter GD, Dowell A.
Disabling chronic low back pain as an iatrogenic disorder: a qualitative study in Aboriginal Australians. – Lin IB, O’Sullivan PB, Coffin JA, Mak DB, Toussaint S, Straker LM.
Privilege 101: Understanding Privilege and Oppression (1.5 min video – Coin analogy)
What is the difference between an ally and an advocate? (2.5 min video)
Pain Management in First Nations, Metis, Inuit People: Through the Lens of Culture, Society and Medicine – free webinar by Jonathan Bertram, MD
BJSM Episode 409: When it comes to pain everything matters with Prof Lorimer Moseley
A Working Definition of Cultural Safety (pg 8, 9)
PSD Blog – Pregnancy Related Pelvic Pain: Words Can Hurt by Susannah Britnell
PSD Blog – Incorporating the Medicine Wheel in the Treatment of Aboriginal Communities by Brad Lafortune
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