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New perspectives on pain and trauma

A MEDS Ed seminar


This session of CareOregon Pharmacy’s MEDS Ed program on pain management for healthcare professionals, goes beyond pharmacological guidelines to examine the neurophysiology and language of pain, as well as trauma-informed perspectives on challenging patient conversations.

Content from Pharmacy Resident Cassandra Miller from CareOregon, explains current trends in opioid utilization, benefit criteria, and non-opioid alternatives.

Content from Nora Stern, from the Providence Persistent Pain Project, focuses on the relationship between pain and trauma, how pain changes the nervous system, and how education can act as a treatment intervention.

Content from Lydia Anne M Bartholow, from Old Town Clinic, Central City Concern, reviews trauma-informed care, care plans, patient and provider challenges when discussing pain, as well as techniques to improve these difficult conversations.

Featured speakers


  • Lydia Anne M Bartholow, DNP, PMHNP, CARN-AP Old Town Clinic, Central City Concern
  • Nora Stern, MSPT Providence Persistent Pain Project
  • Cassandra Miller, PharmD, MS PGY-1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residents CareOregon

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