This webinar will provide an overview of the research on the powerful effect of couples' relationship dynamics on pain and will provide evidence-based strategies for couples to manage pain and distress together. Couples can learn new skills to support each other to manage pain and distress while also growing closer together.
St. Paul's Hospital, Cullen Family Lecture Theatre
1081 Burrard Street
Directions: look for the Conference Centre in the basement of the Providence Tower
Join us for this workshop intended for Occupational Therapists interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of clients living with complex and chronic pain.
The conflation of chronic pain management with the prescription of opioids, often at high dose, has for the past 20 years overlooked long-established core tenets of multidisciplinary chronic pain care that is fundamentally about restoring function and enabling behavioral re-training; these are best and more safely accomplished without opioids and other central nervous system depressants.
Employers are obliged to provide a safe work environment for employees. Unions are concerned for the safety of their members while at work. Assisting workers in achieving a safe and sustainable return to work after illness or injury has always been an appropriate goal of treatment. However, North American workplaces are increasingly challenged with how to address prescription and over-the-counter medication use by employees, while ensuring a safe working environment, given the dramatic increase in the number of prescriptions written by physicians in recent yea