Interprofessional Pain Management Course

TitleInterprofessional Pain Management Course
Faculty/College/UnitUBC Health
Duration2 Year
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2008/2009
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorLesley Bainbridge
Year 1: Funded Amount78,609
Year 1: Team Members

Lesley Bainbridge, Associate Principal, College of Health Disciplines
Supna Sandhu, Medicine II Student
Brian Warriner, Medicine
Anne Muscat, Counselling Psychology
Jennifer Shabbits, Medicine
Kelvin Bei, Student, Nursing II Student
Alison Greig, Physiotherapy
Katrin Scott, Physiotherapy II Student
Gill Lauder, Medicine
Briand Cairns, Pharmacy
Anne Dewar, Nursing

Year 1: Summary

Pain, the single most common reason patients seek health care, has wide-ranging social, economic and psychological consequences, interfering with physical functioning, mood, work, relationships, sleep, health and, quality of life. In the course of their education, many health professionals receive little or no instruction about the impact of pain or how to effectively assess and manage it; they are generally unaware of the subjective nature of; pain, the long-term consequences of unrelieved pain, or the range of approaches available to treat pain. Management of pain is one of the key areas in which interprofessional collaboration is critical for positive patient/client outcomes. The College of Health Disciplines aims to develop a course that will provide students from the 15 health and human service programs at UBC with this much needed curriculum content while encouraging effective interprofessional understanding and collaboration among students.

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2010/2011
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorLesley Bainbridge
Year 2: Funded Amount42,223
Year 2: Team Members

Lesley Bainbridge, Associate Principal, College of Health Disciplines
Alosin Greig, Physical Therapy
Anne Dewar, Nursing
Brenda Poulton, Royal Columbian Hospital
Brian Warriner, Medicine
Carol Bishop, Clinical Psychology
Eli Whitney, Dentistry
Gill Lauder, BC Children's and Women's Hospital
Jan Muir, Nursing
Lynda Eccott, Pharmacy
Lynn Young, UVic Nursing
Michael Lee, Occupational Therapy
Pam Squire, Lions Gate Hospital
Victoria Wood, College of Health Disciplines

Year 2: Summary

With support from the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2008/2009 cycle of funding, the College of Health Disciplines (CHD) began developing an innovative ‘Interprofessional Pain Management' course, which will become integrated into health and human service curricula offering a flexible approach to areas of common learning across professional programs as they relate to pain management. If the model is successful, it will lay the foundation for future courses in areas of common learning that can be integrated into existing curricula as required learning. With a preparatory module and the first module of the course complete and in the process of being piloted and evaluated, the CHD is seeking 2010/2011 funding to support the development of the second module in the course.