Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

15 p.

Publication Date

4-2014

Publisher

American Physical Therapy Association

Source Publication

Physical Therapy

Source ISSN

0031-9023

Original Item ID

doi: 10.2522/ptj.20130346

Abstract

Core competencies in pain management for prelicensure health professional education were recently established.1 These competencies represent the expectation of minimal capabilities for graduating health care students for pain management and include 4 domains: multidimensional nature of pain, pain assessment and measurement, management of pain, and context of pain (Appendix 1). The purpose of this article is to advocate for and identify how core competencies for pain can be applied to the professional (entry-level) physical therapist curriculum. By ensuring that core competencies in pain management are embedded within the foundation of physical therapist education, physical therapists will have the core knowledge necessary for offering best care for patients, and the profession of physical therapy will continue to stand with all health professions engaged in comprehensive pain management.

Comments

Published version. Physical Therapy, Vol. 94, No. 4 (April 2014): 451-465. DOI. © American Physical Therapy Association 2014. Used with permission.

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