Changing the Conversation about Pain: Simple Tool to Make your Job Easier

In this 60 minute webinar, we will review concepts of contemporary pain science and explore how these ideas can shift patient care.  Understanding pain as a changeable experience can instill hope, focus a treatment plan on function rather than medication, and help to activate a person who has been isolated and fearful of movement and activity.   Changing the conversation about pain can create alignment between the clinician seeking to support an active care plan and the patient who is seeking relief.  We will use the material available in the Oregon Pain Toolkit and appreciate its use in a case study.   Progression of care will be addressed through the process of Stepping Stones to Pain Caretm.  We will answer questions during the session and at the end in a designated Q and A segment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify role of pain science and pain education in patient care and opioid deprescribing
  2. Review contemporary pain science and learn phrasing for patient education
  3. Explore the 8 domains covered in the Oregon Pain Education Toolkit available online through open access
  4. Demonstrate applications of Oregon Pain Education Toolkit in clinical settings in behavioral health, primary care, PT  using Stepping Stones to Pain Caretm

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Nurses and Nurse Practitioners will be awarded a certificate of participation with a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Contact Hours
1 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.
1 Category I contact hours for psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hours for Alcohol and Drug Counselors pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
1 contact hours CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


  • Nadejda Razi-Robertson
    Nadejda Razi-Robertson
    PhD, LCSW
  • Nora Stern
    Nora Stern

    Nora Stern, MSPT is director of Know About Pain Educational Products and Consultation, and past chair of the Oregon Pain Management Commission (OPMC). Nora has authored and developed resources for pain education for the state of Oregon and in her prior role of program manager for pain education for Providence Oregon. Nora has worked with patients with complex and persistent pain for over 25 years as a physical therapist and helps clinicians of all disciplines to adopt new language for guiding our patients with complex and persistent pain, so that we can reframe and simplify our care plan and create a sense of safety and reassurance that itself quiets pain and promotes self-efficacy.


May 28 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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