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- Describe the pathophysiology of pain at the end of life.
- Review both pharmacological and nonpharmacological measures of pain management in the dying patient.
- Identify the signs of pain and discomfort and provide effective treatment.
- Identify some interprofessional strategies that can improve pain management at the end of life.
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- Authors: Ankur Sinha, Himanshu Deshwal
- Editors: Rishik Vashisht
- Editors-In-Chief: Jason WidrichRussell K. McAllisterAlicia D. Johnson-Samuels
Chief Medical Reviewer: Joe M Das
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Sandra Coleman
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Bernadette M. Makar
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Dorothy Caputo
- Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Mark V. Pellegrini
- Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Scott C. Dulebohn
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As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Continuing Education, Inc. is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on the courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive «Credits1» Clinical continuing education credits.
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