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Improving Provider-Patient Engagement by Optimizing Communication
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Improving Provider-Patient Engagement by Optimizing Communication


Pain Project Webinar on Friday, January 29, 2016


Peter Gamache, PhD

David DePalma, PhD

Jeff Gudin, MD

Learning Objectives
  • Describe 5 essential elements in effective provider-patient communication; 
  • Provide an example of a question and a statement that might be used with a patient to solicit information about the inappropriate use of prescription narcotics and/or the use of illegal drugs; 
  • Recognize the influence of personal experiences, beliefs, and self-talk on your communication style with patients experiencing chronic pain; 
  • List 3 sources of patient education materials that are focused on management of chronic pain.
   Faculty Disclosure Statement:

Dr.DePalma has no financial interest to disclose.

Dr.Gamache has no financial interests to disclose.

Dr.Gudin is a on speaker bureaus for Purdue, Astra Zeneca, Iroko, Depomed, Xenoport, Kaleo, TEVA and he is a consultant to: Teva, Purdue, Collegium, Insys

  CME Credits 1.0 Credit
   Expiration 4/1/2017

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  CME Statement
  This enduring material, Improving Provider-Patient Engagement by Optimizing Communication has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
  CME Certificate Explanation
  You must complete the post-test as proof of participation in order to receive your CME certificate. After completion of the post-test, you will be directed to a webpage where you can download your CME certificate.
  Funder Acknowledgements
  This activity is supported via an educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.

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