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Clinical Pearls: Pain Management in the Oncology Patient

  • Friday, March 22, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • Webinar
  • 82

Registration

About the Webinar: 

Pain due to cancer is a complex symptom that affects most aspects of a person's life, including physical functioning, the performance of activities of daily living, psychological and emotional status, and social interactions. Please join us as Dr. Mary Helen Davis shares her expertise in pain management of oncology patients.


Learning Objectives:
  • Identify criteria for the clinical assessment of pain
  • Identify the types of pain syndromes seen in cancer patients
  • Describe controversies in pain management
  • Describe principles and strategies of effective pain management

About the Speaker:

 Mary Helen Davis M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A is board certified in  Psychiatry,  Psychosomatic Medicine and Hospice and Palliative  Medicine. She  currently is an Associate Clinical Professor of  Psychiatry at the  University of Louisville School of Medicine. She  has worked for the  past 12 years in PsychoOncology, working in  integrated health care  settings with medical, surgical and  radiation oncologists. She has  founded Collaborative  Psychosocial Oncology Consults PLLC  providing consultation  and program development strategies for  community cancer  centers. Currently contracted through Baptist  Hospital of  Louisville, she has developed an integrated psychosocial oncology program, a geriatric functional assessment for older adults undergoing chemotherapy, Cancer University, a curriculum for patients and caregivers on understanding the cancer experience and journey as well as numerous other programs to meet the needs of cancer patients and providers.

She has served in numerous leadership roles on both the state and national level.  She is currently serving as President of the Southern Psychiatric Association. She chaired the KASPER advisory council  (The Prescription Drug Monitoring program for the state) and is past chair of the Policy and Advocacy Committee for the GLMS. She was named as a Community Connector in the KMA Leadership Program in 2015.  

The speaker(s) and planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Nebraska Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 Nebraska Medical Education Trust and Nebraska Cancer Coalition. The Nebraska Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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