Activity ID



April 5, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit



$25 per module

CME Provider: American College of Physicians

Description of CME Course

Chronic pain affects over 50 million people in the US and 1.5 billion world-wide. This is the third of a series of 9 interactive modules on Pain Management; 7 didactic modules and 2 modules of case studies. Using current evidence-based approaches, these modules address pain assessment, diagnostic differentials, treatment plans, and patient-centered communication. Modules can be viewed independent of each other. This module 3 identifies six principles of effective, patient-centered care for chronic pain and will show learners how to transform assessment information into an individualized management plan.

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Educational Objectives

1. Target the underlying type of pain when treating the disease of chronic pain.
2 Identify affective, cognitive, and sociobehavioral determinants of pain.
3 Engage patients and their families in shared decision making and goal setting.
4. Help patients engage in changes that improve function despite pain.
5 Use a multidisciplinary team approach to support patient self-management
6.Identify key ethical considerations in the treatment of chronic pain


"Patient-centered pain care"; Pain determinants"; Shared decision-making"


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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