Understanding & Assessing Pain

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Pain is the most common reason patients seek health services. Healthcare professionals must think deeply about pain and its consequences and provide pain assessment and management services in a just manner. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is the global leader in studying and supporting pain relief, so we will reference the IASP regularly. Through this course you will be able to:

  • Define different types of pain
  • Relate how patient and provider characteristics impact the process of pain assessment
  • Compare and contrast different pain assessment tools
  • Justify why a patient's report of pain should be respected

Available for cohort-based registration – contact Abbie Lipsker, abbie.lipsker@calvin.edu.


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