Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Chronic pain in children is highly prevalent. It is estimated that thirty percent of the paediatric population is affected. Pain can be constant or intermittent, but it must last for more than three months to be classified as chronic. The quality of life of children who have chronic pain is negatively impacted, and they may experience emotional distress, increased time off school or lower reading scores. Educating children and parents about pain and the associated emotional component is necessary for self-management. This course describes how pain education can facilitate coping skills for both children and parents dealing with chronic pain through dialogue, videos and books.
The aim of this course is to describe ways to implement pain education for a child experiencing chronic pain and their parents.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.