Innovative Approaches to Providing Quality Pain Care to Under-Served Populations (308)

11:15 AM–12:15 PM Saturday, February 29

This session will outline the needs of under-served and under-resourced patients with chronic pain and provide specific assessment and treatment implications for working with three under-served groups: older African Americans, LGBTQ patients, and rural-dwelling patients. Experts will offer research-based evidence to guide clinical practice for these high-risk patients.

Access to Self-Management Interventions Among Rural-Dwelling Patients with Chronic Pain

Katie Hadlandsmyth

'Dealin’ with Pain: What Older African Americans with Multi-Joint Osteoarthritis Want from Healthcare Providers

Staja Booker

Providing LGBTQ Informed Medical Care

Emily Silverman

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the unique needs and preferences for chronic pain treatments in older African American patients.
  • Identify approaches to providing optimal and gender-congruent care to LGBTQ patients.
  • Apply an innovative clinical framework for considerations related to providing pain care to rural-dwelling patients.