There is no doubt that chronic and persistent pain is rarely simple. It often involves a complex interrelationship of biological, physical, emotional and spiritual factors. Pain management assessments are essential. However, if the focus is on the physical dimensions of pain to the exclusion of social, emotional and spiritual factors it can mean pain is not fully understood and pain can go unrecognised and untreated.
But how do you actually capture and incorporate social, emotional and spiritual factors? How much weight should be put onto these dimension? Can social, emotional and spiritual factors exacerbate the experience of pain? Can social, emotional and spiritual factors positively influence how pain is experienced?
Spiritual care practitioners can play a crucial role in working collaboratively with clinicians and the lifestyle team and family to holistically address pain.
This webinar will equip you with the knowledge and skills to recognise and respond to the spiritual dimensions of pain so you can meaningfully contribute to pain management.