Online Course
Pain Education for the Child and Parent
Help children and parents manage chronic pain through teaching them about pain

1-1.5 hours

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Tracy Prowse
Course instructor

Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer

ReLAB-HS
Course instructor

Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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Introduction

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.

Aims

The aim of this course is to describe ways to implement pain education for a child experiencing chronic pain and their parents.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.

Practicalities

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.0 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss chronic pain in children
  • describe pain education for paediatric patients
  • identify at least two ways in which parents can help their child deal with chronic pain