2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education:
Professional Education

Professional Education is one of four areas on which the Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education will focus. We will post publications, resources, and information about Global Year events on this page throughout the year, so please check back periodically. Be sure to follow the #GYPainEducation hashtag and IASP on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter, and look for Global Year information in PAIN: E-Monthly.

Here are the aims of this domain:

  • Advance interprofessional competencies through integration and accreditation
  • Improve educational delivery through training and resources for teachers
  • Enhance and share culturally sensitive foundational training resources for all health-care providers

Prospectus: Why is change needed in professional education?

Surveys reveal a continuing lack of pain content in health science curricula despite a worldwide need to improve pain management practices. Curricula need to change from focusing on pain as a diagnostic indicator of disease to pain as a multidimensional, complex entity in itself. Read this prospectus on why it is essential to ensure that our graduates have demonstrated proficiency in specific pain care competencies.

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