Lorimer Moseley: Explain Pain Course
22 juli 2017 – 23 juli 2017
This two-day course is the culmination of many years of research into pain physiology education as a management strategy for people in pain.
The first day is primarily lecture format and covers paradigms of pain, conceptual models for understanding the complex psychoneurobiology of pain, current thought about the effects of persistent pain, including effects on the brain and the immune system, the rationale for teaching patients with persistent pain about the biology of pain; recent advances in the evidence for the efficacy of doing this and the mechanisms by which its effects may be mediated.
The second day focuses on the clinical application of the information. Participants will be introduced to the conceptual change pathway, from metaphors and stories to biological concepts and management implications. An emphasis is placed on really understanding modern pain biology so as to enable its integration with clinical practice.
This course will be of great use to anyone wanting to understand modern pain concepts and a must for people who treat patients with chronic pain.
After this course, it is hoped that you will:
Session 1 When and why do things hurt? This session focuses on what pain actually is, how we can make sense of the large amount of behavioural data from humans and create a definition and framework of pain. This involves small group work and lectures.
Session 2 The biology of acute and chronic pain. This session focuses on the biological mechanisms that underpin pain, from nociception to cortical modulation and descending modulation, to peripheral sensitization.
Session 3 The brain in chronic pain. This session discusses the changes that have been reported in the way the brain works in chronic pain and the implications of these changes for treatment.
Session 4 Changing the way people think – a three step approach to Explaining Pain. This session focuses on how we can help people to change their understanding of pain from a Descartian structural-pathology paradigm to a truly biopsychosocial paradigm.
Session 1 What evidence is there for Explaining Pain and how good is it? This session presents the current evidence for Explaining Pain, that is available within the literature and discusses the limitations as well as the benefits.
Pain – do you get it? Part I: Small group problem solving. This session focuses on examining our own beliefs about pain and developing methods of explaining them.
Session 2 Pain – do you get it? Part II
Session 3 A framework for clinical practice. This session presents an approach to the assessment and management of people in pain and a method of integrating clinical
reasoning with modern pain and brain science.
Session 4 New developments – this session introduces new developments in training the brain for chronic pain and how they integrate with explaining pain.
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