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Papers: 15 Jan 2022 - 21 Jan 2022


Human Studies


Can J Pain



Development of a national pain management competency profile to guide entry-level physiotherapy education in Canada.


Augeard N, Bostick G, Miller J, Walton D, Tousignant-Laflamme Y, Hudon A, Bussières A, Cooper L, McNiven N, Thomas A, Singer L, Fishman SM, Bement MH, Hush JM, Sluka KA, Watt-Watson J, Carlesso LC, Dufour S, Fletcher R, Harman K, et al.
Can J Pain. 2022; 6(1):1-11.
PMID: 35036823.


National strategies from North America call for substantive improvements in entry-level pain management education to help reduce the burden of chronic pain. Past work has generated a valuable set of interprofessional pain management competencies to guide the education of future health professionals. However, there has been very limited work that has explored the development of such competencies for individual professions in different regions. Developing profession-specific competencies tailored to the local context is a necessary first step to integrate them within local regulatory systems. Our group is working toward this goal within the context of entry-level physiotherapy (PT) programs across Canada.