Distraction, pain and guided imagery

ABOUT THE EVENT 

Dr Jacinta Coleman, Head of Adolescent Medicine, Monash Children’s Hospital is proud to announce this skills workshop which will interest Medical, Nursing and

General practice Health professionals
  • Date

    Wednesday 27th February 2019

  • Time

    8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Venue

    Clayton

Event Details

ABOUT THE EVENT 

Dr Jacinta Coleman, Head of Adolescent Medicine, Monash Children’s Hospital is proud to announce this skills workshop which will interest Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals working with children and adolescents who experience fear and pain around medical procedures. It includes principles of Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in relation to pain management, especially procedural pain and anxiety. Skills include: Focused Breathing, Mindful Distraction and Guided Imagery. Guest Speaker: Dr Bernie Whitaker, Top-Down Pain Control. 
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of this workshop the Participant will:
1. Define pain as an alarming sensory-cognitive-social experience encompassing memory, emotion, attention, language, learning, thought and consciousness;
2. Evaluate his/her role, beliefs, and attitudes, in relation to the management of pain;
3. Use focused breathing, mindful distraction and guided imagery as adjuvant interventions for pain management;
4. Analyse a combined Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach to managing pain in children and adolescents.
5. In relation to the first learning outcome develop a 'cognitive checklist' that will support the assessment and management of procedural pain in children and adolescents.

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