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Mary Ann Boccolini Institute for Education, Research & Innovation

As a regional leader in hospice care and palliative medicine, Mary Ann Boccolini Institute for Education, Research & Innovation at Samaritan offers educational programs for healthcare providers. The following list of courses is currently being offered virtually.  Please note presentations are subject to change. Contact us if you are interested in a topic that is not listed below.

To schedule a presentation at your healthcare facility, fill out the form below.

The Language of Pain

60 Minutes | 1 CEU | Appropriate for all clinicians

Pain is a common symptom reported by patients with serious illness and those facing end-of-life.  This education activity provides an interdisciplinary approach to pain management, including a review of the language patients and clinicians use to describe and classify pain, the fundamentals of pain pathology, and the common interventions for mitigating pain.   

By the end of this learning activity, participants will be able to:   

  1. Define the philosophy of palliative care in terms of reliving suffering including total pain.   
  2. Understand the language used by patients and clinicians to describe and evaluate pain, including pain type, pain quality, location & intensity, the timing of pain, aggravating/relieving factors association with pain and the functional impact of pain.   
  3. Identify the role of the clinician to advocate for pain relief to preserve human dignity.   

Trauma-Informed Care 

60 Minutes | 1 CEU | Appropriate for all clinicians

Trauma may affect patients in multiple care settings. The World Health Organization reports that 70% of those surveyed experienced lifetime trauma. In the United States, 15-17% of adults have experienced at least four Adverse Childhood Experiences. Trauma-informed care is an approach to care that improves the health and lives of those seeking care. This presentation will provide an overview of psychological trauma, the impact trauma has on the clinical presentation, and practices that may be implemented to reduce or prevent further harm.   

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:   

  1. Explain how communication and/or treatments may be harmful or triggering for a patient who has experienced trauma.   
  2. Identify at least two ways to modify current approaches and/or provision of care to be more trauma informed.   

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