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WHAT Informational palliative care and hospice care training on pain control in those with a terminal condition, including pharmaceutical, psycho-social, spiritual, and complementary aspects of pain management.
WHYTo increase palliative care and hospice care training, awareness and knowledge for those professionals supporting end of life care patients.
WHEREHospice Foundation of America.
Washington, DC, U.S.A. Program available online.

Program Description

Topics covered in the "Pain Management at the End of Life Training" Program include:

The Experience of Pain

-Defining and Responding to Pain: A Priority Across Health Care Settings
-A Brief History of Pain
-Common Myths About Pain
-Spirituality in the Care of the Aging and Dying
-Beyond Theory: Complementary Therapies
-Social, Cultural, Spiritual, and Psychological Barriers to Pain Management

The Assessment And Management Of Pain

Comprehensive Pain Assessment
Guidelines for Assessing Pain in Culturally Diverse Populations
Older Adults with Severe Cognitive Impairment: Assessment of Pain
Beyond Theory: Assessing Pain in a Person with Dementia
End-of-Life Pain Management in Children and Adolescents
Pharmacotherapy for Pain Control at End of Life
Approaches to End-of-Life Pain Management
Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Pain Management
The Hospice Approach to Pain Management

Pain Management, Control and Societal Issues

-Policy Barriers to Pain Control
-Beyond Theory: The Effects of Policy - A Personal Inquiry
-The Rold of Medical Education in Promoting Good Pain Control at the End of Life
-The Ethical Dimensions of Pain and Suffering
-Self-Assessment of Pain

The "Hospice Foundation of America" provides end of life care for professionals, patients and families. The foundation's goal is to provide leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the U.S. health care system and the role of hospice within it.

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