The Evolution of Pain Medicine: The Pain of Trauma, the Trauma of Pain

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 09:00 AM until 10:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
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Cost Range
Sponsored by: Sierra Tucson

Host And Instructor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network
Dr. Bennet Davis, Director of the Pain Recovery Program, Sierra Tucson
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Training Overview Description

This presentation will provide a neuroscience informed overview of what pain is, from nociceptive pain to neuropathic pain, and to pain for psychological reasons. We’ll build on that foundation in a discussion of “How to talk to your patients about pain in a way that engages them in appropriate care.” At the end of the session we will take a step back from the addiction narrative, challenge the assumptions that underlie our current approach to the opioid crisis, and build on the first segment of the session to recast the opioid crisis as a trauma crisis, requiring somewhat different resources and a different approach.

Event-specific Details

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain how to distinguish pain for psychological reasons from nociceptive and neuropathic pain
  • Describe to patients the cause of their pain and how treatment flows from the cause, in a way that does not suggest “it’s in your head” but rather engages and empowers patients to participate in treatment
  • Explain how to recognize and know what to do about high risk opioid prescribing