Online Education | The Challenge of Pain 2018 - A Patient's Story

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A Patient's Story

In this module, registered nurse Judy Burrows shares her story of unresolved chronic pain. After multiple unsuccessful treatments, including surgeries and years of narcotic medications, this patient found relief through self-management. 

To hear more about the strategies Judy uses today, listen to Empowering Patients with Self-Management Skills.



Judy Burrows, BS, RN 
Clinical Float RN, Specialty Center, Kaiser Permanente, Bellevue, WA


Target Audience

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


Comments from Conference Attendees

"The patient story was very powerful and it added a much-appreciated personal perspective to the colloquium."

"This presentation confirmed that the pain self-management techniques actually do work."


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Understand chronic pain.
  2. Learn how this patient managed to stop chronic pain from running her life. 
  3. Discuss long-term management of chronic pain. 

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 0.68 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 0.68 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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