The Future of Pain Management: The Role of Self-Care and Integrative Collaboration
In 2010, the U.S. military, alarmed by increasing pain and opioid use by its members launched a multi-year taskforce to improve pain management for service members. A year later in its landmark 2011 report “Relieving Pain in America,” the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called for a “cultural transformation” in how we manage pain and that better strategies for “self-management of pain be promoted.” In this keynote talk, Dr. Jonas will give an overview of pain and pain drug use in the nation with a special focus on the impact of these trends in U.S. military. He will then review what we know about self-care and integrative approaches to pain and describe strategies to accelerate the cultural transformation called for by the IOM.
Faculty: Wayne B. Jonas, MD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Review the trends in pain and pain drug use in the nation and U.S military.
- Explain the current evidence for the top self-care approaches in pain management.
- Describe three strategies one can use in practice for addressing the IOM’s call for a “culture transformation” in pain management.
Wayne B. Jonas, MD, is the president and chief executive officer of Samueli Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes and their application in health and disease. He is a widely published scientific investigator, a practicing family physician, and professor of family medicine at Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Jonas is a retired lieutenant colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army, was director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at NIH from 1995-1999, and served as director of the Medical Research Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Medical Advisory on health promotion to the Army Surgeon General.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Jonas reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The American Academy of Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15881 for 1 contact hour.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance
- 1.00 Nursing Credit