Addressing Barriers to Effective Pain Care Faced By Special Populations Including Women, Hispanics, and LGBTQ: Clinician, Psychology, and Economic Perspectives (205)

1:45–2:45 pm Friday, March 8

Barriers to effective pain treatment are diverse, undervalued, unidentified and unaddressed, and disproportionately seen in special populations. As a result, chronic-pain remains ineffectively treated and a public-health burden. With evidence and real-world examples, the value of clinicians identifying and addressing the breadth of barriers at the patient level will be presented and discussed from clinical, behavioral-medicine, and health-economic perspectives.

Unrecognized and Undervalued Barriers to Effective Treatment of Chronic Pain: Public Health and Economic Perspectives for Special Populations

Belinda Udeh

Medical and Interventional Spine: The Barriers to Effective Treatment of Chronic Pain in Special Populations from a Spine Specialist's Perspective

Marzena Buzanowska, MD

Adaptation of a Functional Restoration Program for Special Populations: A Focus on Hispanic Patients with Barriers to Effective Care

Sarah Rispinto, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire knowledge of the diverse barriers to effective pain treatment faced by special populations, specifically a subset of the Hispanic population, from the physician, psychologist, health economics and public health perspectives.
  • Acquire an understanding of the value in addressing these barriers with an Increased confidence to effectively identify and address the patient-specific barriers to effective treatment of pain, specifically those patients from special populations.
  • Acquire competence in prescribing treatment plans that maximize effectiveness, by identifying and addressing the patient specific barriers to care.