Goal and Learning Outcomes

This course has been approved for 1 hour by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 02/01/2016 to 02/01/2017. CCMC Ethics credit approval is approved for this course for 2/22/2017 to 02/22/2018. The course content includes information related to the CCMC Code of Professional Conduct.
The goal of this webinar is to provide the learner with information regarding the unique aspects of pain that make assessment and treatment difficult and how understanding and deliberately using the principles of ethics when making pain management decisions for patients may provide more optimal outcomes. Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss why managing patients’ pain must be considered in an ethical context.
  • Describe the four basic principles of Ethics.
  • Discuss Principlism and its application to optimal pain management.

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and social workers.
Nurses : Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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