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Preventing Chronic Pain: A Human Systems Approach

University of Minnesota via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-4 hours a week
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  • Duration 10 weeks long
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Overview

Chronic pain is at epidemic levels and has become the highest-cost condition in health care. This course uses evidence-based science with creative and experiential learning to better understand chronic pain conditions and how they can be prevented through self-management in our cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental realms.

The goal of this course is to blend creative, experiential, and evidence-based teaching strategies to help participants understand chronic pain conditions and how a human systems approach can be applied to self-management strategies to reduce risk factors, enhance protective factors, and prevent chronic pain. There are four major objectives to the course;

1. Describe the prevalence, personal impact, and health care dilemma associated with chronic pain.
2. Recognize the clinical characteristics and underlying etiology of several common pain conditions and the peripheral, central, and genetic mechanisms of chronic pain
3. Based on the literature associated with risk and protective factors in the seven realms of our lives, learn specific strategies in each realm that can be employed daily to prevent chronic pain and enhance wellness.
4. Appreciate the value of a human systems approach to health care and how it can provide a basis for integrative, interdisciplinary, and individualized care to preventing pain and enhancing wellness.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
Health Care Professionals
Health care professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this certificate statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Email your Coursera certificate statement of completion to your appropriate organization.

Syllabus

Introduction to the Course (Week 1)
-In this first module, we will introduce you to the course and present an overview of the topics to be discussed and format of the course. We will also present information about receiving Continuing Education, joining the International Myopain Society, and supporting the Campaign for Preventing Chronic Pain

The Problem of Chronic Pain (Week 2)

Common Pain Conditions and their Mechanisms (Week 3)

Common Pain Conditions and their Mechanisms (Week 4)

Common Pain Conditions and their Mechanisms (Week 5)

Risk and Protective Factors in the Seven Realms (Week 6)

Risk and Protective Factors in the Seven Realms (Week 7)

Risk and Protective Factors in the Seven Realms (Week 8)

Risk and Protective Factors in the Seven Realms (Week 9)

Implementing Transformative Care (Week 10)

Taught by

James Fricton

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Carrol L
5.0 9 months ago
Carrol completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I think everyone should take this course to learn about your body and pain eposides. I am grateful Dr. Friction presented this course. I learned a lot about chronic pain. I am better able to manage my own issues with chronic pain. When I meet with my doctor I can better explain my pain eposides this is part of the 20/80 relationship between you and your doctor. Today my body functions closer to 100% with less pain less medication all through the transformative care approach looking at your risk factors and protective factors. Take the course and about Chronic Pain for yourself family or patients the course is worth the time and your effort.
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Angela G
5.0 a year ago
by Angela completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Thank you so much for this course!! I found it very helpful and will be taking another course shortly. It should come with a free certificate as nurse do not make good money!
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Christine F
5.0 5 years ago
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