Managing Pain During Serious Illness: The Psychosocial Model of Pain and Non-Pharmacological Treatments

November 15, 2022
This series will give interdisciplinary healthcare providers strategies to address pain during serious illnesses such as cancer and organ failure. Providers will have improved knowledge of the psychosocial context of pain, techniques to assess pain, and a greater understanding of the role of behavioral health, occupational therapy, and palliative care in managing pain.
This session will examine how psychosocial factors can impact pain and methods to manage pain in these situations.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for interdisciplinary healthcare providers, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, and social workers dedicated to managing pain during serious illness.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify psychosocial factors that exacerbate pain;
  • Consider strategies for assessing psychosocial responses to pain;
  • Analyze the impacts of non-pharmacological treatments on pain and pain-related function.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Aliza Baron
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Social Work CEU
Event starts: 
11/15/2022 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
11/15/2022 - 12:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at via email at
  James Gerhart, PhD
  Director, Psychosocial Oncology and Integrative Medicine
  Assistant Professor, Division of Behavioral Sciences
  Rush Medical College
Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Worker Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is a Registered Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and will offer continuing education units for the Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care for LSW and LCSW social workers in the state of Illinois.

1 social work continuing education unit is provided for this live activity.

Other Health Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference ends. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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