Ethics of Pain Treatment
This course will include a discussion of Basic Principles of ethics, a conceptual framework for ethics including patient rights, and the duties and obligations of the clinician. It includes a discussion of ethical dilemmas and ethics resources.
Faculty: Daniel Duhigg, DO
This 0.5 hour CME activity is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants as well as clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Define the foundations of medical ethics
- Define how medical ethics applies to chronic pain management
- Identify the medical ethics involved in given clinical scenarios
Daniel Duhigg, DO, is the attending addictions psychiatrist in the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Interdisciplinary Pain Clinic, Project ECHO, and an assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology at UNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is the director for the addiction psychiatry fellowship at UNM. He trains health care providers in the areas of pain psychiatry, addiction treatment in chronic pain, and the use of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Duhigg reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides and videos to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The American Academy of Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 0.50 Document of Attendance