CPS Webinar Series On Person-Centered Care
Session 2: How I care for the person in pain: Unpacking how health practitioners approach person-centred pain management
DATE: Monday, January 24, 2022
Caring for the person that is living with pain is an essential part of effective pain management that involves facilitating trust, partnership, and open communication. These aspects of care are often referred to as “person-centred” and transcend professional scopes of practice. Despite the importance of person-centered care, health practitioners commonly report that they feel particularly unprepared to navigate the inter-relational aspects of pain management. This webinar series aims to help fill this gap by exploring person-centred pain management from three vantage points. The second session in this series will focus on the perspectives of health practitioners with different professional backgrounds. Practitioners will share their thoughts on how to best implement a person-centered approach to pain management, providing examples from their unique work contexts and discussing lessons learned and key challenges. By the end of this session, participants will have an in-depth understanding of what strategies health practitioners use to care for the person in pain, particularly in navigating challenging situations and contexts.
All speakers consented to session being recorded in our planning meeting.
Timothy Wideman (Chair of the Webinar)
Timothy Wideman is a licensed physiotherapist and Associate Professor at McGill University and the Co-chair of the CPS Interprofessional Special Interest Group. His teaching and research focus on helping health professionals provide a better care for people living with pain. His contributions have been recognized through several national awards, including a new investigator award from CIHR and a mentorship award from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Peter Stilwell is a Postdoctoral Researcher at McGill University and a Ronald Melzack Fellow in Chronic Pain Research at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. He is currently engaged in research on person-centered care and pain-related suffering.
Virginia McIntyre is the president of People in Pain Network (PIPN). She developed persistent pain in 2009 after a shoulder surgery. She holds a BA in community studies, a diploma in radiological and magnetic resonance imaging, and completed multiple courses in leadership development. She works extensively as pain advocate and lived experience partner on research projects, committees, and other pain related initiatives. She is internationally known public presenter focusing on pain related topics with a committed diligence to increase awareness that chronic pain is real.
Keith is an applied science technologist (civil engineering) and has lived with chronic neuropathic pain for over 35 years. He has been a pain advocate for over 10 years, with a 6 years as a past Vice-Chair of Pain BC. After finishing his term with Pain BC, Keith continued as a personal pain advocate and has been a guest lecturer at universities throughout North America, has taught at international pain education conferences, and is a member of a number of academic research teams. Keith is a founding member of the Global Alliance of Partners for Patient Advocacy, an International Association for the Study of Pain Task Force.
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