a. Understand the prevalence and nature of pain concerns in returning combat veterans.
b. Understand that pain issues are part of a complex group of co-occurring and inter-related issues.
c. Describe a collaborative, bio-psycho-social approach to address pain issues.
d. Understand the stepped-care, collaborative approach in VA.
e. Understand how to implement collaborative pain care on PACT teams - a nuts and bolts approach
This two-part class will begin by highlighting collaborative pain care in Primary Care using real-life scenarios that address the complex issues and needs of returning Veterans and then move on to address how to apply a nuts-and-bolts approach within a Patient Aligned Care Team in the VA.