This session examines the identification and treatment of pain and suffering at the end-of-life. Topics will include the components of total pain and their interdisciplinary assessment and management. Participants will receive and learn the use of the Suffering Index and its role in end-of-life pain management.
The overall goal of this session is to increase participants’ knowledge in the treatment and management of patients who suffer with pain at the end of life by discussing the role and use of the Suffering Index.
Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:
Discuss the interrelationships of the components of total pain.
Implement assessment methodologies for defining all aspects of a patient’s pain.
Design a comprehensive treatment plan for the holistic management of pain at the end-of-life.
The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AGS GERIATRICS RECOGNITION AWARD
This CME activity is endorsed by the American Geriatrics Society. Credits earned from this activity may be counted toward the AGS Geriatrics Recognition Award.
MD, HMDC, CMDR,
Chief Medical Officer,
Hospice of Washington County