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Pain in the Brain: Psychology’s Role in Fostering Positive Outcomes in Pain Management

12-04-2020

By Janelle M. Mentrikoski, PhD , Child Psychologist; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine


Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe the pathophysiology of pain and be able to identify the unique characteristics of youth presenting with pain concerns, including special considerations for various developmental ages. 2. Describe evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches for youth with pain, including non-pharmacological approaches to effective pain management. 3. Identify unique challenges and solutions for managing youth with pain in various medical settings.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

Improved methods of pain management for youth at various stages of development.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:

12-03-2021

Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Disclosure:

Dr. Mentrikoski has indicated that she has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Bibliography:

Cohen, L.L., Lemanek, K., Blount, R.L., Dahlquist, L.M., Lim, C.S., Palermo, T.M, McKenna, K.D., & Weiss, K.E. (2008). Evidence-based assessment of pediatric pain Journal of Pediatric Psychology 33(9), 939–955. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsm103

Fisher, E., Heathcote, L., Palermo, T.M., Williams A., Lau, J., & Eccleston, C. (2014). Systematic review and meta-analysis of psychological therapies for children with chronic pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 39(8), 763–782. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsu008

Palermo, T.M. & Law, E.F. (2015). Managing your child's chronic pain. New York, NY: Oxford University Press