Cultural Perception of Chronic Pain and Illness: A Case-based Discussion

Cultural backgrounds can strongly influence a patient's view and treatment of chronic disease. This course will provide strategies for communication with patients to reach consensus on disease management plans and adherence to treatment. 

Target Audience

All physicians, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Consider cultural factors that can influence the management of chronic pain and illness.
  • Learn skills to assess a patient’s understanding, interpretation and actions about health and illness to work better with them on disease management.  
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Pachter et al. J Asthma 2002 
  • Juckett G. Am Fam Phys 2005
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ABIM MOC
  • 0.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
09/01/2017
Course expires: 
09/01/2019

Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., MPH
Medical Director, Palliative Care and Bioethics Department
Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Dean for Women in Medicine and Science
Associate Professor for Department of Health, Humanities and Society
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers, non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected. 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer 

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC  

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points. 

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

NOTE: ABIM MOC points will be submitted the first week following the month of completion. 

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ABIM MOC
  • 0.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/01/2017
Course expires: 
09/01/2019
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