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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Preventing Chronic Pain: A Human Systems Approach by University of Minnesota

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About the Course

Chronic pain is at epidemic levels and has become the highest-cost condition in health care. This course uses evidence-based science with creative and experiential learning to better understand chronic pain conditions and how they can be prevented through self-management in our cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental realms. The goal of this course is to blend creative, experiential, and evidence-based teaching strategies to help participants understand chronic pain conditions and how a human systems approach can be applied to self-management strategies to reduce risk factors, enhance protective factors, and prevent chronic pain. There are four major objectives to the course; 1. Describe the prevalence, personal impact, and health care dilemma associated with chronic pain. 2. Recognize the clinical characteristics and underlying etiology of several common pain conditions and the peripheral, central, and genetic mechanisms of chronic pain 3. Based on the literature associated with risk and protective factors in the seven realms of our lives, learn specific strategies in each realm that can be employed daily to prevent chronic pain and enhance wellness. 4. Appreciate the value of a human systems approach to health care and how it can provide a basis for integrative, interdisciplinary, and individualized care to preventing pain and enhancing wellness. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT Health Care Professionals Health care professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this certificate statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Email your Coursera certificate statement of completion to your appropriate organization....

Top reviews

May 25, 2020

This course has also made me self aware of my risk factors and how to improve my acute pain before it becomes chronic. It was very informative and rich in details and tools. Thank you.

Oct 29, 2020

very interesting perpective for both patients and healthcare workers- Once again highlighting the need for interprofessional teamwork that centers around the individual patient

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Feb 3, 2021

Excellent course!!!

Highly recommended!!!

By Rodrigo F

Jan 11, 2017

assume class so much practical knowledge

By Roman B

Dec 20, 2017

Great course, very valuable knowledge.

By Al A

Jul 13, 2017

great material and escellent teachers

By Jennifer B

Jun 18, 2020

excelent focus :) I love this course

By Espedito R d C J

Aug 3, 2017

Great!!! Very Good!!! Fantastic!!!


Aug 8, 2020

very good and informative course

By Renan C d O

Apr 12, 2018

This course is perfect. Love it.

By Juan V D

Oct 6, 2017

Excellent Introduction!

By Stephen S

Nov 30, 2020

Excellent course.

By darren g r

Feb 15, 2017

Wonderful course


May 21, 2021

Nice experience

By Gleidson R d C

Nov 12, 2020

very much good!


Nov 4, 2020

Muchas gracias

By Ramiz A

May 8, 2020

a great course

By Abdallah A A

Sep 30, 2020

good course


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May 21, 2020

Too good


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By Marisa F S

Apr 29, 2020

The course is very interesting. I really like the philosophy about health that is transmitted over the different parts of the course. Another good point is that you can find a nice variety of proffesionals (not only physicians) and techniques and pain pathologies, so you will get a wide view of pain approachments. All the speakers are experts in this topic, and I had previously read a lot of research papers published by them, so this is another advantage of this course for me. Just to say something that could improve the course, I would say that it was prepared in 2014 and after 6 years some new scientific findings could be explained or added to the presentations. Anyway, there are not many possibilities of learning about chronic pain online from renowned teachers, so I strongly recommend this course for everybody to learn how to prevent or deal with pain and improve life.