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Pain Management and Ethics - WEB235
Pain Management and Ethics

WEB235 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Esther Bernhofer, RN-BC, PhD
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This course has been approved for 1 hour by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 02/01/2016 to 02/01/2017.
The goal of this webinar is to provide the learner with information regarding the unique aspects of pain that make assessment and treatment difficult and how understanding and deliberately using the principles of ethics when making pain management decisions for patients may provide more optimal outcomes. Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss why managing patients’ pain must be considered in an ethical context.
  • Describe the four basic principles of Ethics.
  • Discuss Principlism and its application to optimal pain management.

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and social workers.
Nurses : Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 2/1/2017

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