Since ancient times, those who cared for the sick have ascribed to a moral obligation to ease pain and suffering. So why is it that today, with the advanced science of pain management, the treatment of pain is often so enigmatic and suffering continues? In this session, we will explore what makes pain management an ethical endeavor and how understanding pain-ethics connections and using moral/ethical frameworks will help healthcare professionals provide better pain care for their patients.
- Discuss what makes pain management an ethical endeavor.
- Describe at least one moral theory/framework that informs pain management policy/practice.
- Discuss practical applications of moral/ethical theories that could improve pain management practice and policies.
When: March 16, 4:00–5:00pm PST, 1:00–2:00 ET
To registration and for more information, see the PCSS website.
Event Date: 03/16/2021