A review of chronic pain impact on patients.


2 CEU points:

Purchase access to the questionnaire on this open access journal article. You will be required to read the article and answer multiple choice questions related to the article (you must get 70% and above to qualify for the 2 CEUs).


Dueñas, M., Ojeda, B., Salazar, A., Mico, J. A., & Failde, I. (2016). A review of chronic pain impact on patients, their social environment and the health care system. Journal of pain research, 9, 457–467. doi:10.2147/JPR.S105892

Summary of this content:

This paper reviewed the literature related to how several aspects of chronic pain influences a person’s daily activities, quality of life, work performance, and the impact on the family and social environment.

Objectives of the course:

On completion of this CPD activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss the consequences chronic pain has on the patient, their family, their social environment and professional environment.
  2. Discuss the need for a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to improve patients’ conditions and circumstances (pharmacological and non-pharmacological)
  3. Discuss the importance of policies to prevent and manage pain.
  4. Discuss Future research that is needed.