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Towards a Deeper Understanding of Pain and Suffering: How the Teaching of Humanities Can Help Us

Recorded On: 08/18/2020

Towards a Deeper Understanding of Pain and Suffering: How the Teaching of Humanities Can Help Us


There is considerable evidence of deep suffering among us today held within the opioid crisis, the Me Too Movement,the Black Lives Matter initiative; and the report of an esteemed colleague who died by suicide. How are we helped to understand this suffering in a deeper way? To respond adequately? The teaching of humanities in healthcare settings is improving our response to human suffering and helps us support each other in the difficult work we do.

Session Information 

Format: Self-paced, recorded webinar
Date: August 18, 2020

Release Date: August 18, 2020
Expiration Date: May 19, 2022
After the expiration date, this webinar will no longer be accessible for viewing or downloading.
CE Credit must be requested by the expiration date.

Cost: 
$25 for ACHA individual members
$50 for nonmembers

Fees are nonrefundable.

Speaker(s)

Eleanor Davidson, MD, MA
Case Western Reserve University

Intended Audience

  • Administrator 
  • Advanced Practice Clinicians
  • Dietician/Nutritionist
  • Health Educator
  • Health Information Management Professional
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician

Learning Objectives

After this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the goals of narrative medicine, a particular type of humanities teaching which is growing in use within healthcare settings.
  2. Identify suffering which not only occurs as part of a disease but also in the course of its treatment.
  3. Discuss Eric Cassell’s description of the mind-body connection.
  4. Describe how narrative medicine study groups have helped healthcare professionals manage their own suffering.

Program Planning Committee

Resolution of Potential Conflicts of Interest — Program Planning Committee
Committee members have completed conflict of interest statements regarding relationships with commercial entities.

  • Melanie Trost, MD, has disclosed that her spouse owns general stock in Gilead Sciences.
  • Ryan Patel has disclosed that he owns stock in Pfizer, GSK, Celgene, and Abbvie.

All other Program Planning Committee members have reported no relevant conflicts of interest.

Eleanor Davidson

Case Western Reserve University

Nell is Nationally recognized leader in the field of college health medicine with a focus on the whole student. Long term interest in inter-professional education; oversaw Continuing Education for all disciplines within American College Health Association (ACHA). After stepping down as Director of University Health Service, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in July 2017, pursued and obtained Master’s Degree in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from CWRU. Currently Adjunct Instructor in Bioethics & Medical Humanities, teaching Narrative Medicine/Narrative Practice within the School of Medicine at Case

Credit and Disclosures


Types of Credit Available

Refer to the Continuing Education Key.

  • CME: 1.0 
  • CNE: 1.0
  • CHES: 1.0
  • PsyCE: 1.0
  • CPEU: 1.0

Instructions for Obtaining Credit (or certificate of attendance)

Select the "Contents" tab above (registered users only) for access to the following components. It is estimated that it will require one hour to view the webinar and complete the post-test. Credit must be requested by the program expiration date (see "Overview" tab above).

Step 1:  View the webinar video in its entirety.
Step 2:  Complete the mandatory Post-test for CE Credit.
Step 3:  Select the certificate for the type of credit you are requesting. Select "Certificate of Attendance" if no credit is being requested. 

 

Statements and Disclosures

Continuing Education 

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The American College Health Association (ACHA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ACHA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

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Sponsored by ACHA, a designated provider of continuing education content hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level contact hours available are 0. There are 0 Continuing Competency credits available.

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ACHA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ACHA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program has been awarded 1.0 hour of continuing education for psychologists.


This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 CPEUs. 

Successful Completion/Post Test

It is the policy of the American College Health Association that when a post-test is required upon completion of a continuing education activity, participants must receive a passing grade of 80%. If participants receive a grade lower than 80%, they will be given the opportunity to re-take the post-test one time. If they receive 80% or higher the second time, they will be awarded continuing education credits/contact hours for the activity. We encourage participants to complete the post-test immediately after viewing the download.

Conflicts of Interest
A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial company with which she/he has a financial relationship.

All planners and presenters of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Off-Label Product Use
This educational activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Post-Test for CE Credit
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