The Professional Development Tool

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Outcome 6

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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Sub – Outcomes
  1. 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
  2. I can explain how language used can influence the experience of pain and how past language experiences may factor into catastrophic thoughts/beliefs
  3. I can identify barriers to access to care in my practice context and community
  4. I can describe the concepts of privilege and oppression, and their relationship to health equity and how they influence effective pain assessment and management
  5. I can reflect on my social location (i.e. my positions of privilege and oppression) and how this could influence my practice
  6. I can describe the tenets of allyship*, and how they relate to my positions of privilege and oppression
  7. I use the principles of practicing allyship to inform my work and advocacy as it relates to effective pain assessment and management
  8. 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


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