Integrative Approaches to Chronic Pain Management Course
Learn Better Strategies For Treating Your Patients With Chronic Pain

Earn up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


Chronic pain care is more than challenging. Patients aren’t satisfied with the care they receive. Clinicians aren’t satisfied with the tools they have to provide relief.

This self-directed course aims to present ideas for thinking about new approaches to patients with chronic pain, with the goal of finding alternatives or additions to treating with opioid analgesics.

Over four modules you will learn a new way to approach patients with chronic pain, how to move from conflict to collaboration patients, expanded options for treating chronic pain, and how to energize patients to treat their symptoms and decrease their opioid use.

This course is jointly provided by Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education and Center for Innovation in Family Medicine and is made possible by a grant from Samueli Foundation.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is specially designed for clinicians who care for patients with chronic pain including Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, and Specialists.

Earn up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

To obtain continuing medical education credit, you will need to complete the course and successfully answer the assessment questions. Once a module is completed, the certificate of completion will be available for printing.

Introduction to integrative approaches to chronic pain management

How is chronic pain different? How does the chronic disease model help us to better help patients?

Chronic pain: From conflict to collaboration

How can we “rewrite the patient’s chronic pain story” to regain mutual trust and create a new understanding of pain?

Expanding options for treating pain

What are the evidence-based, non-drug approaches to helping patients to minimize their pain to achieve their goals?

From failed treatments to healing journey

How can we use teams, group visits, and partnering with other practitioners to improve our care of patients with chronic pain?

A Certification in Integrative Approaches to Managing Patients with Chronic Pain

Course Description

This four-part series on non-pharmacologic approaches to pain teaches learners new ways of thinking about managing patients with chronic pain and provides new approaches to help patients live more fulfilling lives.

Course 1: Integrative Approaches to Chronic Pain Management- Introduction

Course 2: Chronic Pain: From Conflict to Collaboration

Course 3: Putting HOPE Into Action- Expanding Options for Treating Chronic Pain

Course 4: From Failed Treatments to the Healing Journey

Andrea Gordon, MD

Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency, Cambridge Health Alliance

Wayne Jonas, MD

Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Georgetown University, Executive Director, Samueli Integrative Health Programs

Allen F. Shaughnessy
Pharm.D., M.Med.Ed.

Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine for Research
Tufts University School of Medicine

Randi Sokol

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency, Cambridge Health Alliance

Chronic pain.
It’s a shared frustration.
Physicians aren’t satisfied. Patients aren’t satisfied.

In this two minute video, course instructors Drs. Gordon and Jonas describe the need for new tools and new ways of thinking about chronic pain management.

Improve Your Approach to Chronic Pain Care
AND Earn up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™