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
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
- 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.
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