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Topics in Pain Management: Public Health, Addiction, and Palliative Care is a Course

Topics in Pain Management: Public Health, Addiction, and Palliative Care

Started Feb 9, 2017
1.8 credits

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Full course description

Did you know chronic pain impacts approximately 100 million Americans? This 2015 self-paced course designed for nurses explores pain management as a public health issue, with a focus on the emerging specialty areas of addiction and palliative care. Each of three modules presented by some of Michigan’s pain experts will show the nuances of pain management and approaches to patient care.


Nurses in community health and clinical health care settings.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify pain as a public health issue
  • Recognize the need for management of both pain and addiction
  • Identify palliative care as a holistic approach to pain management
Continuing Education Credit

Certificate of Completion

1.75 Nursing Contact Hours

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this course expire on December 31, 2018.


This activity is provided by the Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan (UM) School of Public Health, and its Michigan Public Health Training Center, which is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative.

With special thanks to the CDC and PHF E-Learning Institute and to Complex.Care.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $825,634) and grant number UB6HP20200. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.