There's Bias in Pain Treatment.
We have an ethical responsibility to change this!
Dr. Jennifer Steiner shares insight into the ethical duty to provide equitable pain care to all individuals.
Title: Impact of Bias on the Treatment of Pain: The ethical obligation to strive toward unbiased pain care for all
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Where: Asynchronous Pre-recorded On Demand Webinar
What: Continuing Education Course. 3 CE Credits/3 CMC Contact Hours
Presenter: Jennifer Steiner, PhD, ABPP
Course Description: This presentation aims to highlight the ethical obligation to strive toward unbiased pain care for all. There are gross discrepancies in the quality and type of pain treatment that is provided in the United States; empirical research indicates that social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status account for the much of the inequity in care. Scholarly research indicates that these disparities in pain care are present across all healthcare settings in which pain treatment occurs. Although healthcare providers may be broadly aware that health inequity exists; few are well versed in this as it related to pain care. It is the ethical responsibility of any healthcare provider involved with pain care to be aware of these disparities and the factors, both on the part of the patient (i.e. social identity variables) and on the part of the provider (biases). Furthermore, awareness in and of itself does not produce behavior change. Evidence on factors that contribute to inequitable care will be reviewed, and strategies to combat biased medical decision making will be discussed.
Educational Objectives: After attending this intermediate-level program in full, participants will be able to:
- Identify at least three (3) ethical principles that apply to the concept of diversity and be able to recognize the relationship between ethics and diversity when it comes to patient/client care
- Assess how provider biases may impact medical decision making and treatment outcomes related to pain
- Describe how social identity factors within both the patient and the provider contribute to treatment outcomes related to pain.
- Discuss at least three (3) contextual factors on the part of the medical and mental health provider that ultimately impact medical decision making in pain care
- Brief discussion about the Ethical responsibility to provide multiculturally competent care
- Review of research evidence on disparities in pain care
- Review evidence on the contextual factors within the patient (i.e. social identity variables) that are associated with biased medical decision-making
- Review of evidence on contextual factors at the level of the provider and healthcare system that are associated with biased medical decision-making
- Discussion of strategies to combat our own biases as clinicians/care providers
Target Audience: This seminar is open to all Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, Geriatric Care Managers and other interested mental health and senior care professionals.
This program is intended for those with an intermediate level of knowledge and experience related to this content.
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About the presenter
Jennifer Steiner, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Jennifer Steiner is a board certified clinical health psychologist, founder of Beyond the Body Health Psychology Services, LLC, Co-Director of Center for Mental Health & Aging's Continuing Education Program, Adjunct Faculty at Emory School of Medicine, Board Member of the Georgia Psychology Association Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for Georgia Psychological Association, and Member of the Committee on Health Psychology and Integrated Practice.
Dr. Steiner is one of the first board-certified clinical health psychologists in the state of Georgia (certification received in 2018). Dr. Steiner received her PhD in clinical psychology with an emphasis in health psychology from Purdue University.
She has worked with over 1200 individuals with chronic pain over 10+ years. Dr. Steiner was previously employed as the primary pain psychologist for the Atlanta VA Healthcare System for 6+ years. Dr. Steiner has also published multiple peer reviewed articles on the impact of chronic pain on mental health, psychological correlates of chronic pain, and psychological interventions for those with chronic pain. Dr. Steiner's research and clinical practice focuses on chronic pain and interventions for chronic pain.
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How To Earn CE Credits
Participants will have their participation registered through Center for Mental Health & Aging. This program is available for continuing education (CE) credit after the following steps have been successfully completed:
Step 1: Attend 100% of the course. Attendance is tracked via the online platform.
Step 2: Successfully pass the course post-test; a score of 75% or greater is passing. (You have a total of 3 attempts to pass the post-test)
Step 3: Complete the Course Program Evaluation & Attestation
Step 4: Download Your Certificate
Certificates of completion will be emailed immediately following submission of electronic survey and also available for download in the course platform. It's that simple!
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Center for Mental Health & Aging, #1801, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Center for Mental Health & Aging maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/25/23-3/25/26. Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.
Center for Mental Health & Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Mental Health & Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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- Financial: Dr. Jennifer Steiner is owner of Beyond the Body Health Psychology Services, LLC, Co-Director of Center for Mental Health & Aging's Continuing Education Program.
- Non-Financial: Dr. Jennifer Steiner is Adjunct Faculty at Emory School of Medicine, Board Member of the Georgia Psychology Association Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for Georgia Psychological Association, and Member of the Committee on Health Psychology and Integrated Practice.
Commercial Support: There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, or sponsor.
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