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Naturopathic Doctor

Pain 200 - 201

  • Explain the complex multidimensional and individual specific nature of pain
  • Present the theories and science for understanding pain
  • Define the terminology for describing pain and associated conditions
  • Describe the impact of pain on society
  • Explain how cultural, institutional, societal and regulatory influences affect assessment and management of pain  
  • Use valid and reliable tools for measuring pain and associated symptoms to assess and reassess outcomes as appropriate for the clinical context and population.
  • Describe patient, provider, and system factors that can facilitate or interfere with effective pain assessment and management
  • Assess patient preferences and values to determine pain-related goals and priorities
  • Demonstrate empathetic and compassionate communication during pain assessment
  • Demonstrate the inclusion of patient and others, in the education and shared decision-making process for pain care
  • Identify treatment options that can be assessed in a comprehensive pain management plan
  • Explain how health promotion and self-management strategies are important to the management of pain
  • Develop a pain treatment plan based on benefits and risks of available treatments
  • Monitor the effects of pain management approaches to adjust the plan of care as needed
  • Differentiate physical dependence, substance use disorder, misuse, tolerance, addiction, and nonadherence
  • Develop a treatment plan that accounts for the differences between acute pain, acute-on-chronic pain, chronic/persistent pain, and pain at end of life
  • Describe the unique pain assessment and management needs of special populations
  • Explain how to assess and manage pain across settings and transitions of care
  • Describe the role, scope of practice, and contribution of the different professions within a pain management care team
  • Implement an individualized pain management plan that integrates the perspectives of patients, their social support systems, and health care providers in the context of available resources
  • Describe the role of the clinician as an advocate in assisting patients to meet treatment goals


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