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Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Pain Management


John A. Drew Sturgeon, PhD

Acting Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
School of Medicine

University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Review research regarding evidence-based psychological approaches for pain management in older adults.
  • Describe mechanisms of effective non-pharmacologic pain management in older adults.
  • Develop strategies for identifying and effectively communicating with patients about the value of non-pharmacologic pain management.

[From the Winter 2020 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

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