Integrative Pain and Symptom Management Strategies for the Cancer Patient
This session provides both a high-level overview and detailed close look at anticipated benefits of integrative approaches to managing pain and related collateral symptoms in the cancer patient. It is a gestalt of the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the multifaceted problems of the cancer patient, using multimodal treatments aimed at multiple targets, all with a singular overarching outcome goal of improving the quality of a life via integrative approaches.
Faculty: Larry C. Driver, MD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe multifaceted symptom issues amenable to integrative therapies in the cancer patient.
- Discuss multimodal integrative symptom treatment strategies for the cancer patient.
- Review how integrative treatment approaches address palliative care needs in cancer patients.
- Consider the evolution and future of whole-person care using integrative strategies.
Larry C. Driver, MD, is professor in the department of pain medicine, and professor, Section of Integrated Ethics, adjunct ethicist for Clinical Ethics Consultation, at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. His undergraduate education was at Austin College followed by medical education at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. His anesthesiology residency was completed at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, and he completed a clinical fellowship in pain and symptom management at M.D. Anderson. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. He was a Visiting Research Scholar in the Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and is a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow. He was the founding chair and medical director of the Texas Pain Advocacy and Information Network (TxPAIN), is president of the Texas Pain Society, and is chair of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council. He has served on numerous state and national organizations’ boards and committees. He has been recognized in several Best Doctors and Top Doctors and Who’s Who listings, and has received numerous state and national awards for his advocacy efforts. He is a fellow of the Texas Academy of Science, and is a member of the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Educators, designated as a UT Distinguished Teaching Professor. Interests include clinical pain and symptom management for patients with active cancer and advanced cancer, as well as cancer survivors; ethical issues surrounding those clinical situations; research focused on symptom burden and impact in cancer patients; and pain education and public policy initiatives.
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. Driver 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 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 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, 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 Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance