This web based Whole Health education program is designed to support any VA clinician who works with patients who experience pain. Participants will learn about evidence-informed, safe, and effective non-pharmaceutical approaches to pain care. The program is built around patient vignettes and explores the role of self-care approaches, such as nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and interpersonal relationships. Particular emphasis is given to mind-body approaches and ways to cultivate mindful awareness. Participants will learn about research related to a broad range of complementary and integrative health approaches, including acupuncture, dietary supplements, and manual therapies. Throughout this video series, clinician self-care, burnout prevention, and enhancing resilience are also emphasized. The videos consist of didactic classroom teaching as well as faculty interview focusing on the each subject area. Each video is accredited separately. The videos in the series include: Chronic Pain, Headache, Mind-Body Skills I, Mind-Body Skills II, Self-Care, Osteoarthritis, and Neck and Back Pain.
This course is only available for chiropractors within the Dept of Veterans Affairs.