This CME symposium will highlight the importance of managing pain in the setting of
advanced illness through an interdisciplinary approach
involving physicians, nurses, social workers and other members of the health care team.
Best practices in the pharmacologic management of pain will be discussed, in tandem
with diverse nonpharmacologic strategies. The impact of complex issues, including
medical frailty, culture, psychosocial status, and spiritual distress, will be discussed by an
experienced faculty who are working members of a palliative care team.
View the conference brochure (.pdf).
At the conclusion of this symposium, attendees will be able to:
- Describe the pharmacologic management of pain, discuss side effect profiles of
opioid drugs, and determine if the benefit of opioid therapy outweighs the
possible adverse effects in a medically ill patient
- Discuss nonpharmacologic and interventional approaches to pain management
in palliative care
- Recognize the effect of the patientís and familyís psychological status on the
pain experience in the setting of advanced illness
- Assess the impact of pain on the family caregivers of palliative care patients
- Evaluate the role spirituality and spiritual forms of coping may play in the
experience of illness and pain
- Recognize the importance of cultural differences when developing an approach
to pain management for patients and their families
- Describe the importance of quality improvement programs and ongoing
research in palliative care
- Discuss the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to pain management
in the palliative care patient
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the
Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Beth Israel Medical
Center Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care and Metropolitan
Jewish Hospice and Palliative Care. Beth Israel Medical Center & St.
Lukeís and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council
for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education
Beth Israel Medical Center designates this educational activity for
a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of
their participation in the activity.
This continuing education activity has been submitted to the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited
approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.
The organizers have applied for 7 hours of continuing education credit
under the auspices of the National Association of Social Workers New
York State Continuing Education Recognition Program.
For more information, please contact:
Beth Israel Medical Center
Office of Continuing Medical Education