Online Education | The Challenge of Pain 2017 - Moving Forward: The Patient Perspective

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Moving Forward: The Patient Perspective

Course Description

Ron Weaver founded A Way Forward after escalating doses of opioids for his chronic pain condition landed him in the hospital. When he realized that while healthcare providers working with him would talk about the dangers of the drugs in the context of addiction, they were not prepared to discuss alternatives for the chronic pain patient, Ron decided to find his own way forward. 


Ron Weaver, BA

Owner, A Way Forward, Couer d’Alene, ID

Comments from lecture attendees:

"Ron Weaver's talk was powerful. Great to hear a patient perspective."

"Ron Weaver's session was eye opening.  I am committed to putting myself in the position of the patient."

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Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • View/listen to the presentation.
  • Study the handouts.
  • Complete the evaluation. 

After submitting the evaluation, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.   

Target Audience

Nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, respiratory therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and other interested healthcare professionals in all settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this module, you will be better able to:

  1. Understand the patient perspective.
  2. Discuss a potential alternative method for pain treatment.
  3. Give reality to pain victory.


Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.11 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 1.11 Contact hours


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