LIVING WITH PAIN AND DISABILITY

OCT5LPD

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This elective has been design to provide a comprehensive overview of the role of the occupational therapist in the management of pain. The focus is on the pain experience of clients and the physiological, psychosocial and environmental components of that experience, with an application of profession-specific theoretical frameworks to assess and manage pain and the impact of pain on everyday life. The inclusion of specific management strategies is intended to build on knowledge, previously examined, and be supplemented by self-directed learning. As such, a review of potential interventions, rather than detailed instruction of each management strategy, should be expected. Students should be familiar with the theoretical models guiding interventions, as well as the empirical evidence of effectiveness for management stragegies, and will be expected to adopt a critical appraisal perspective as a basis for decision-making when reviewing the benefits and limitations of interventions.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEllie Fossey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnabling occupation: an occupational therapy perspectiveRecommendedCanadian Association of Occupational Therapists 2002REVISED EDN, CAOT, OTTAWA.
ReadingsInternational classification of functioning, disability and healthRecommendedWorld Health Orgnisation 2001WHO PUBLICATIONS, GENEVA.
ReadingsModel of human occupationRecommendedKielhofner, G 20084TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, BALTIMORE.
ReadingsPain mechanisms: a new theoryRecommendedZelzack, R & Wall, P 1965SCIENCE, VOL 150, PP 971-929.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will be able to analyse and differentiate between the current theories of the anatomical, physiological and psychological basis of pain and pain relief.

Activities:
Reading and discussing relevant literature and online learning resources with other students and Subject Facilitator.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

02. Students will be able to identify and analyse how personal, familial, cultural and environmental factors contribute to the pain experience, assessment and management of pain.

Activities:
Reading and discussing relevant literature and online learning resources with other students and Subject Facilitator, and in the preparation of the assignment and completion of the online exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

03. Students will demonstrate a comprehensive and systematic approach to assessment of the pain experience and to treatment and evaluation in contexts of acute and chronic pain, within an occupational therapy framework, using a person-centred perspective and the best available evidence.

Activities:
Reading and discussing relevant literature and online learning resources with other students and Subject Facilitator, and in the preparation of the assignment and completion of the online exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

04. Students will be able to evaluate and differentiate the reliability, validity, benefits and limitations of self-report, behavioural and physiological instruments to assess and measure pain, pain experience and impact of pain on everyday life.

Activities:
Reading and discussing relevant literature and online learning resources with other students and Subject Facilitator, and in the preparation of the assignment and completion of the online exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Students will be able to identify and differentiate common pain problems, that occur in the home and workplace, within a health promotion and illness prevention framework.

Activities:
Reading and discussing relevant literature and online learning resources with other students and Subject Facilitator, and in the preparation of the assignment and completion of the online exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Speaking (Speaking)

06. Students will be able to differentiate the roles and responsibilities of other health care professionals and articulate the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of pain management.

Activities:
Reading and discussing relevant literature and online learning resources with other students and Subject Facilitator, and in the preparation of the assignment and completion of the online exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

07. Students will be able to critique and synthesise current and new knowledge about pain mechanisms and management, and appreciate the importance of ongoing pain education for evidence-based practice.

Activities:
Reading and discussing relevant literature and online learning resources with other students and Subject Facilitator, and in the preparation of the assignment and completion of the online exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Communication (Communication)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

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