Course overview

Pain Treatment for Body, Soul and Spirit

This session will introduce a fourfold framework commonly used in anthroposophic medicine and nursing, which has been successfully integrated into both inpatient and outpatient settings. After an initial overview and case discussion the session will offer participants the chance to experience, hands on, the way these treatments are included into anthroposophic nursing care.
 Faculty

Adam Blanning, MD
Elizabeth Sustick, RN

 Conference Series

AIHM 2019 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons

1

 Time to Complete

45 min

 CME Eligible*

0.75 Credits

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Alleviating pain stands as a central therapeutic task. Practitioners are often caught with the dilemma of needing to adequately treat pain but wishing to avoid prolonged use of addictive or habituating medications. This is compounded by the fact that patients treated for acute injury may become dependent on narcotic medications for a much broader range of physiologic, emotional, or biographical pain—narcotics are not very specific medications. We need to look beyond the pain scale. Offering patients effective, non-addictive treatment options for a diverse range of medical conditions helps reduce long term dependence on medication. This is aided by learning to see pain on physical, functional, sensory and spiritual levels, and then relating those insights to integrative medical treatments. This session will introduce a fourfold framework commonly used in anthroposophic medicine and nursing, which has been successfully integrated into both inpatient and outpatient settings. After an initial overview and case discussion the session will offer participants the chance to experience, hands on, the way these treatments are included into anthroposophic nursing care.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
    • Distinguish four patterns of pain, based on underlying process of tissue injury, congestion/colic, nerve damage/anxiety, or grief/depression.
    • Describe how external applications (compresses, massage, rhythmical embrocation) can provide effective, differentiated therapies for these four pain patterns.
    • Discuss the practical application of these therapies, as they relate to the observed nursing demonstrations and hands on experience with the different therapies.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CME/CEU Credits

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Adam Blanning, MD


Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
About Adam
Adam Blanning MD has practiced integrative and anthroposophic family medicine for the last sixteen years. He is president of the Association for Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies in America (AAMTA), directs the postgraduate physician training programs for Anthroposophic Medicine in the U.S., and sits on the international accreditation panel for physician’s training programs. Dr. Blanning lectures and teaches both nationally and internationally on topics relating to integrative medicine, with a special interest in pediatric developmental and behavioral problems. He is the author of “Understanding Deeper Developmental Needs: Holistic Approaches for Challenging Behaviors in Children”.
About Elizabeth
Elizabeth Sustick RN is an anthroposophic nurse specialist, a founding member of the North American Anthroposophic Nurses Association (NAANA) and the founding director of the anthroposophic nursing training in North America.  She sits on the board of the International Council of Anthroposophic Nurses Associations, serves as Vice President of the Association for Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies in America (AAMTA) and is core faculty for the International Postgraduate Medical Training in Beijing, China.

Elizabeth Sustick, RN


Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

*CME/CEU Credits

Physicians earn a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The subscription period for this CME-eligible course is until June 24, 2022
All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. Physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content and complete the activity evaluation, followed by the post-test online during the subscription period. After the subscription period, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.