The Ethics of Canadian Entry-To-Practice Pain Competencies: How Are We Doing?

Pain Research and Management, May 2019

BACKGROUND: Although unrelieved pain continues to represent a significant problem, prelicensure educational programs tend to include little content related to pain. Standards for professional competence strongly influence curricula and have the potential to ensure that health science students have the knowledge and skill to manage pain in a way that also allows them to meet professional ethical standards.

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The Ethics of Canadian Entry-To-Practice Pain Competencies: How Are We Doing?

J Watt-Watson, E Peter, AJ Clark, et al. The ethics of Canadian entry-to-practice pain competencies: How are we doing? Pain Res Manag The ethics of Canadian entry-to-practice pain competencies: How are we doing? Judy Watt-Watson RN MSc Elizabeth Peter MScN BScN A John Clark Anne Dewar RN Thomas Hadjistavropoulos ABPP FCAHS Pat Morley-Forster FRCPC Christine O'Leary MN RN PNP Lalitha Raman-Wilms (Phm) FCSHP Anita Unruh MSW OT RegNS Karen Webber MN RN Marsha Campbell-Yeo RN MN NNP-BC Ethics; Pain competencies; Prelicensure health science students - BACkgRound: Although unrelieved pain continues to represent a significant problem, prelicensure educational programs tend to include little content related to pain. Standards for professional competence strongly influence curricula and have the potential to ensure that health science students have the knowledge and skill to manage pain in a way that also allows them to meet professional ethical standards. oBJECTivEs: To perform a systematic, comprehensive examination to determine the entry-to-practice competencies related to pain required for Canadian health science and veterinary students, and to examine how the presence and absence of pain competencies relate to key competencies of an ethical nature. METHods: Entry-to-practice competency requirements related to pain knowledge, skill and judgment were surveyed from national, provincial and territorial documents for dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and veterinary medicine. REsulTs: Dentistry included two and nursing included nine specific pain competencies. No references to competencies related to pain were found in the remaining health science documents. In contrast, the national competency requirements for veterinary medicine, surveyed as a comparison, included nine pain competencies. All documents included competencies pertaining to ethics. ConClusions: The lack of competencies related to pain has implications for advancing skillful and ethical practice. The lack of attention to pain competencies limits the capacity of health care professionals to alleviate suffering, foster autonomy and use resources justly. Influencing professional bodies to increase the number of required entry-to-practice pain competencies may ultimately have the greatest impact on education and practice. Ulem for diverse patient groups across the lifespan. Patients con nrelieved acute and persistent pain is a widespread global probtinue to report moderate to severe pain following surgery or trauma ( 1-3 ) that may result in a persistent pain problem ( 4-6 ). Approximately one in five Canadians report experiencing chronic noncancer pain that impacts their health-related quality of life, which is costly to both patients and the health care system ( 7-9 ). Despite worldwide assertions that ?pain management is a human right?, statistics indicate that pain continues to be a problem for many individuals ( 10,11,12 ). Major gaps exist between evidence and clinical practices, which may reflect traditional beliefs and outdated management approaches ( 11 ), revealing a clinical problem with significant ethical dimensions. l ??thique des comp?tences canadiennes sur la douleur en d?but de pratique : comment nous en sortons-nous? HisToRiQuE : M?me si la douleur non soulag?e continue de repr?senter un probl?me important, tr?s peu de mati?re est ax?e sur la douleur dans les programmes de formation avant l?obtention du permis. Les normes de comp?tences professionnelles influent ?norm?ment sur le programme et peuvent garantir que les ?tudiants du domaine de la sant? poss?dent les connaissances et habilet?s n?cessaires pour g?rer la douleur de mani?re ? respecter les normes ?thiques professionnelles. oBJECTiFs : Proc?der ? une analyse syst?matique et compl?te afin de d?terminer les comp?tences li?es ? la douleur exig?es des ?tudiants du domaine de la sant? et de la m?decine v?t?rinaire en d?but de pratique et examiner le lien entre la pr?sence et l?absence de ces comp?tences et les grandes comp?tences ?thiques. M?THodologiE : Les chercheurs ont sond? les exigences li?es aux connaissances, aux habilet?s et au jugement sur la douleur qu?il faut poss?der en d?but de pratique ? partir de documents nationaux, provinciaux et territoriaux dans les domaines de la dentisterie, de la m?decine, des soins infirmiers, de la pharmacie, de l?ergoth?rapie, de la physioth?rapie, de la psychologie et de la m?decine v?t?rinaire. R?sul TATs : La dentisterie comprenait deux comp?tences sur la douleur et les soins infirmiers, neuf. Les autres documents du domaine de la sant? ne contenaient aucune r?f?rence ? ce sujet. Par contre, les exigences nationales li?es aux comp?tences en m?decine v?t?rinaire, sond?es ? titre comparatif, contenaient neuf comp?tences li?es ? la douleur. Tous ces documents comprenaient des comp?tences li?es ? l??thique. ConClusions : L?absence de comp?tences li?es ? la douleur a des cons?quences sur la progression d?une pratique habile et ?thique. Le peu d?attention accord?e aux comp?tences li?es ? la douleur limite la capacit? des professionnels de la sant? ? soulager la souffrance, ? favoriser l?autonomie et ? bien utiliser les ressources. Le fait d?influencer les organismes professionnels pour qu?ils accroissent le nombre de comp?tences li?es ? la douleur exig?es en d?but de pratique pourrait ?tre la mesure qui aura le plus de r?percussions sur la formation et la pratique. Although education has been identified as a strategy to improve ineffective pain management practices ( 13 ), recent evidence reveals the continuing lack of pain content in health science curricula, particularly for prelicensure students ( 14,15 ). Comprehensive pain assessment and management are essential to reduce the prevalence and burden of pain, and new strategies involving all heath care professionals are required to support these changes. Research indicates that educational initiatives may be most successful when integrated early in the socialization and educational experience of diverse professionals; negative attitudes reinforced in the undergraduate years are more challenging to change later (16). Despite this evidence, both pain management and interprofessional educational efforts have mainly been targeted toward health professionals after graduation. Therefore, 1The Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; 2Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; 3School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia; 4Centre for Aging and Health, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan; 5Interdisciplinary Pain Program, Western University, London, Ontario; 6Acute Pain Service, Alberta Children?s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta; 7Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; 8School of Nursing, Memorial University, St. John?s, Newfoundland and Labrador; 9IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia Correspondence: Dr Judy Watt-Watson, The Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Suite 130, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1P8. Telephone 416-978-2850, fax 416-978-8222, e-mail future educational initiatives need to extend their reach to also include prelicensure health professional students. Competency requirements for licensure can facilitate this process. These include the ethical imperative to relieve suffering, to perform comprehensive pain assessments in all patient populations, to be aware of the physiological and psychological effects of unrelieved pain, and to have knowledge of both pharmacological and nonpharmacological methods of analgesia. Educational programs for prelicensure health science students have included minimal or no pain content, and students have lacked important pain knowledge at graduation ( 17 ). Academic accrediting bodies and professional regulatory bodies strongly shape curricula through the regulations they impose ( 18 ). Practice guidelines have significant influence on tomorrow?s professionals through their incorporation into teaching models ( 19 ). Standards for professional competence delineate important domains of professional practice and directions for learning ( 20 ). All health science students are required to acquire professional competencies before becoming licensed by their respective regulatory bodies. These competencies tend to be given high priority by academic administrators and curriculum committees, and determine regulatory licensing requirements. In a preliminary examination of competencies in selected health science professions, minimal evidence of pain management was found, other than as a symptom to aid in diagnosis ( 21 ). Therefore, a more comprehensive examination of prelicensure requirements related to pain competencies is required. The purpose of the present survey was to determine the entry-to-practice competencies related to pain required for key health science students at Canadian universities in national, provincial and territorial documents. As a point of comparison, entryto-practice pain competencies required for veterinary medicine graduates were also surveyed. In addition, an examination of how these pain competencies and their presence and absence in various standards relate to key competencies of an ethical nature within these same documents was explored to analyze the implications of the results. METHod The term ?competency? was clarified from many definitions in the literature. The following definition of ?competency?, chosen for the present survey, summarizes the dimensions in many others: Professional competence entails an integration of competencies and is not simply a collection of isolated competencies? is the habitual and judicious use of communication, knowledge, technical skills, clinical reasoning, emotions, values and reflection in daily practice for the benefit of the individual and community being served (p. 287) ( 20 ) ... involves the integrated knowledge, abilities, skills, judgment and attributes required to practice safely and ethically in a designated role and setting (p. 21) ( 22 ) Entry-to-practice competency requirements related to pain knowledge, skill and/or judgement were surveyed from national documents as well as from any relevant provincial and territorial documents for dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, Specific 1. Professional practice (PP)-2 practises in a manner that recognizes and respects the intrinsic worth of clients (eg, providing privacy, respecting diversity and vulnerabilities, relieving suffering, respecting and fostering cultural expression, appropriately using chemical and physical restraints, accepting a client?s report of pain) (CNA, 2008) 2. Changes in Health (CH)-4 uses appropriate assessment techniques for data collection (eg, observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation, percussion, selected screening tests, pain scales, interview, consultation, focus group, measuring and monitoring) 3. CH-7 applies knowledge from nursing and other disciplines concerning current health situations (eg, the health care needs of older adults, vulnerable and/or marginalized populations, health promotion and injury prevention, pain prevention and management, end-of-life care, addiction, blood-borne pathogens, traumatic stress syndrome) (Jurisdictional Collaborative Process, 2006) 4. CH-9 identifies actual and potential changes in health (eg, pain management, disability, immobility) 5. CH-42 promotes and maintains comfort (eg, the nurse?s presence, warm and cold application, touch, positioning) 6. CH-49 assesses when pro re nata medication is indicated (eg, analgesics, inhalers, antihypertensives, antianginals, laxatives, antianxiety agents) 7. CH-51 assists the client to manage pain with nonpharmacological measures (eg, applying heat and cold, touch, massage, visual imagery, turning and positioning) 8. CH-52 assists the client to manage pain with pharmacological agents or devices (eg, nonopiates, opiates, epidural analgesia, patient-controlled analgesia) 9. CH-77 provides supportive care to clients with chronic health situations (eg, outpatient clinics, adult day care, respite care, pain management, symptom management, polypharmacy, group therapy, addictions counselling) Nonspecific 1. CH-13 individualizes the plan of care to apply interventions consistent with the client?s capacities, identified priorities and health situation (eg, geriatric care, palliative care) 2. CH-71 provides supportive care to meet hospice, palliative or end-of-life care needs of dying clients (eg, symptom control, spiritual care, advocacy, family counselling, support for clients and significant others, advance care planning, grief and bereavement counselling). (Jurisdictional Collaborative Process, 2006) No references to pain knowledge, assessment or management No references to pain knowledge, assessment or management No references to pain knowledge, assessment or management No references to pain knowledge, assessment or management ACCPAP Accreditation Council for Canadian Physiotherapy Academic Programs; CAPR Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators; CPA Canadian Physiotherapy Association; CCPUP Canadian Council of Physiotherapy University Programs physiotherapy, psychology and veterinary medicine. The comprehensiveness of the search was validated with confirmation of website sources by the coauthors, representing pain expertise across Canada in these professions. REsulTs Health sciences document inclusions: National competency or standards documents were examined for dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy and psychology (Table 1). national documents: Pain competency statements were found for dentistry and nursing. No references to competencies related to pain knowledge, assessment or management were found in the remaining health science documents (Table 2). While the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada CanMEDS document was specifically developed for postgraduate training, no standardized competency documents for prelicensure medical students were found. The CanMEDS competency-based framework describes the core knowledge, skills and abilities of specialist physicians; the extent to which they are officially used in prelicensure curricula or as a basis for their competency development is not known, hence their inclusion here. Moreover, format and terminology from the CanMEDs model were used in developing the prelicensure educational outcomes for pharmacy (p. 6) ( 24 ) (Table 1). While pain management and palliative care were listed as topics in the Educational Program for the MD Degree (ED) Standard (p 20-ED10) (Table 1) and pain was listed under etiology for conditions, such as ear pain, in the Medical Council of Canada (Table 1), they were not linked with related competencies. Dentistry included two pain competencies related to orofacial pain and procedural anaesthesia. Nursing included a total of nine specific pain competencies related to pain assessment (Professional Practice [PP]-2, Changes in Health [CH] 4) and management (CH 7, 9, 42, 49, 51, 52, 77) and two nonspecific pain competencies related to palliative and/or end-of-life care needs (CH 13, 71). Provincial and territorial documents: Provincial and territorial docu ments referred to and cited only the national pain competency documents for six of the seven professions surveyed. The exception was nursing, with documents from provincial and territorial professional associations referring not only to the national Canadian Nurses Association document, but also including pain-related competencies adapted for emphasis or relevance at their own sites (Table 3). The latter mainly reflected Canadian Nurses Association statements related to CH concerning pain assessment, management, and palliative care (CH 7, 51, 52 and/or 71). v eterinary medicine The national requirements for veterinary medicine outlined in the Ontario Veterinary College Professional Competencies of Canadian Veterinarians ( 23 ) listed 10 pain-related competencies. Nine competencies were related to analgesic and anaesthetic management, and one additional competency was related to alleviating suffering (Table 4). disCussion These data indicate that a baseline understanding of knowledge, skills and judgement related to pain assessment and management is not recognized as a priority in most of the seven health science documents surveyed. Although a total of 11 entry-to-practice pain-related competencies are listed for nursing and two for dentistry, other disciplines do not include specific expectations in this area. The consequences of this are dire. For example, pain is often underassessed and undertreated ( 6 ); this is especially true in special populations such as residents of long-term care facilities ( 25 ). Inadequate pain education in staff is recognized as a significant barrier to effective assessment and management ( 26 ). Moreover, even when pain assessment information is available to health professionals, they appear not to use it in their treatment planning ( 27 ), reinforcing the need for pain education at the prelicensure level. In contrast to the limited pain education for health professionals working with humans, pain competencies for graduates from veterinary colleges are specific to pain assessment and management and offer clear criteria for evaluating knowledge, skills and judgement as they move into their professional practice. While a national consensus for each profession is essential, it is interesting that nursing organizations in seven provinces and one territory adapted key competencies relevant to their constituents. Moreover, of all the health professions surveyed, nursing has made the most progress in the area of professional competencies both at the national and provincial/territorial levels ( 21 ). Prelicensure pain education is a critical step in ensuring that health care practitioners entering the workforce are competent in pain management. However, in a survey of pain curricula in major Canadian health science faculties, only one-third could identify designated pain content hours in their prelicensure curricula ( 15 ). Despite the availability of internationally accepted core and discipline-specific curricula ( 28 ), the majority of health science faculties or departments (67.5%) were unable to delineate the actual hours allotted to teaching pain content in their curriculum, including clinical practice placements. Where pain was mentioned, it was identified only as a symptom to aid in diagnosis, and not as an entity requiring assessment and management in its own right. Although the need for interprofessional pain education was expressed, this has yet to be included in the curricula for most respondents. The lack of common pain knowledge, language and management strategies is also a concern because no single professional will be able to solve this problem. Health professionals need to be taught not only about the prevalence and consequences of pain, but also how to work together to diminish it. Curricula are shaped by academic accrediting and professional regulatory bodies through the regulations they impose. Students must acquire the necessary professional competencies to become licensed by their respective regulatory bodies. However, a previous survey demonstrated that minimal to no pain-related entry-to-practice competencies are required for Canadian health science students ( 21 ). Both previous and current data indicate that a baseline understanding of pain assessment and management knowledge, skills and judgement is not recognized as a priority in the documents of most of the Health Science disciplines surveyed. The competencies tended not to be specific to pain assessment and management nor to offer clear criteria for evaluating knowledge, skills and judgement. For example, the highly respected CanMEDS 2005 Framework ( 29 ) includes key and enabling competencies that relate to seven roles that physicians are expected to perform. These include medical expert as the central one, communicator, collaborator, manager, health advocate, scholar and professional. Despite pain being a very common patient symptom in medical practice, pain is not mentioned, nor is it clear whether ?enhancing quality care and patient safety? includes pain assessment and management (2.4, p. 2) ( 29 ). Similarly, in pharmacy, ?patient care competencies? include attention to adverse drug reactions (1.2.11, p. 70) and potential drug therapy problems, such as drug abuse (1.5.vii), that are not specific to pain ( 24 ). The Canadian Patient Safety Institute has identified six domains to enhance patient safety across the health professions ( 30 ). The fourth domain refers to anticipating, recognizing and managing situations that place patients at risk to improve outcomes for patients and their families by preventing or mitigating adverse effects (p. 17). One of the elements of this domain is safe administration of analgesics and the standardization of approaches and procedures such as evidenceinformed practice guidelines. Where do clinicians learn these, if not as a basis for practices in their prelicensure curriculum? The prevalence of inadequate pain management indicates that these are not necessarily learned later in the practice setting. Evidence is mounting that unrelieved intense noxious stimuli, such as unrelieved pain after surgery, can result in long-term persistent pain for 10% to 50% of individuals after common surgeries ( 4 ). Unrelieved significant pain is a safety issue that needs to be recognized in current education and management practices. Moreover, an inadequate understanding and demonstration of pain competencies can have an impact on the potential capacity for health care professionals to practise ethically ( 31 ). The inseparability of ethics All national competency/standard documents for all health professionals include competencies pertaining to ethics. For example, a key competency of a pharmacist is to ?demonstrate professional integrity and act to uphold professional integrity and act to uphold professional standards of practice and codes of ethics? (number 3 [24]); a physician must have the ability ?to demonstrate a commitment to their patients, profession, and society through ethical practice?, which is enabled by the ability to ?exhibit appropriate professional behaviours in practice, including honesty, integrity, commitment, compassion, respect, and altruism? (p. 8) ( 29 ). This type of language is consistent with that of dentistry competencies that state that a dentist must ?apply accepted principles of ethics and jurisprudence to maintain standards and advance knowledge and skills? (number 45) ( 32 ), and the nursing statement that the registered nurse ?practises in a manner consistent with the values in the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (eg, providing safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care; promoting health and well-being; promoting and respecting informed decision-making; preserving dignity; maintaining privacy and confidentiality; promoting justice; being accountable)? ( 33 ). Analogous ethical principles and standards have also been adopted by the Canadian Psychological Association ( 34 ), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists ( 35 ) and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association ( 36 ). A health professional?s capacity to be ethical does not fit easily into a series of isolated competencies because the knowledge, skills and judgement of ethics are generally only measurable and observable when they are manifested through the provision of clinical care that involves other clinical competencies, such as developing a plan of care with a patient and family or administering a treatment. In other words, ethical competencies do not stand alone, but are integral to all competencies. Margaret Urban Walker ( 37 ), a theorist in ethics, argues that morality is not socially modular, in that moral practices cannot be disentangled from other social practices. Accordingly, the social practices constitutive of clinical competencies are an expression of the moral agency of health professionals. Given the inextricable nature of ethical and other competencies, the lack of competencies related to pain assessment and management has implications for advancing the ethical practice of health professionals. The lack of attention to and demonstration of sufficient pain competencies limits the potential capacity for health care professionals to practise ethically. For example, to demonstrate compassion would entail both the capacity to perceive the pain and suffering of a patient and to relieve that pain when possible. Pain assessment skills are an aspect of this perception that distinguishes the potential to demonstrate a fully compassionate, skilled assessment of pain instead of a commonplace perception. For example, a lay person may not have the skill and knowledge to be as sensitive to the complexity of pain because pain can be expressed in multiple ways as a result of age, culture, type of illness and previous pain experiences. It may not be readily obvious that someone could be experiencing severe pain without well-honed pain assessment competencies. Managing the patient?s pain, a response that reflects an outward expression of compassion, requires that a health professional have a range of pain competencies that involve knowledge and skills related to pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. Here again, the lack of attention to pain competencies limits the capacity of a health professional to practise ethically, in that he/she cannot be fully compassionate. It is intriguing that veterinary medicine has such a comprehensive list of competencies related to pain, including one that is explicitly related to the responsibility to ?alleviate suffering? in an emergency situation. In part, this may reflect the widespread moral acceptance of the practice of euthanasia when caring for animals, but it also may be that compassion, with its concomitant perceptions and actions, is more easily realized when we are caring for animals. Freud ( 38 ) spoke of ?affection without ambivalence,? and a ?feeling of an intimate affinity, of an undisputed solidarity? in reference to his dog, Jofi. It may be that we need to reflect on the ideals of animal care when we create competencies and provide care to humans to keep in check the ambivalence we experience for other humans, which can limit our compassion. We do not expect animals to deceive us about pain and do not approach an animal in pain in the way that we subtly approach humans in pain, ie, with an almost innate scepticism. Fostering patient autonomy and decisionmaking can also be limited by the lack of pain assessment and management competencies. Pain and illness can constrain a patient?s capacity to be actively involved in decisionmaking regarding their treatments and other matters. A failure to manage pain well can limit a meaningful capacity to provide information to a patient ?in such a way that it is understandable, encourages discussion, and participation in decision-making? ( 29 ). The meaningful provision of information does not only involve the ability of the health professional to explain clearly and fully. It also requires the recipient of the information, the patient and family, to be able to receive the information to the greatest extent possible. Relieving pain can facilitate this receptive ability tremendously. The failure to prepare future health care professionals sufficiently to respond to pain also has implications for the just and prudent use of resources. For example, a physician must ?recognize the importance of just allocation of health care resources, balancing effectiveness, efficiency, and access with optimal patient care? (section 3.1) ( 29 ) and ?apply evidence and management processes for cost-appropriate care? (section 3.2) ( 29 ). While it is clear that uncontrolled pain is harmful to individuals, it is also harmful to society more generally, especially economically, because resources could be used much more effectively and competently. Inadequate acute pain control postsurgically can lead to emergency room visits and readmission to hospital, which could be avoided. Unfortunately, it can also lead to chronic pain, which is associated with increased usage of health care resources, decreased productivity and increased disability ( 11 ). In Canada it is estimated that the annual direct cost per chronic pain sufferer is approximately $3,500, resulting in an overall cost to the system of $400 million. The indirect costs of chronic pain are difficult to measure but include the consequences of disability, work absence, uninsured treatments and informal care ( 39 ). It is critical that health care professionals have the competencies necessary to provide evidence-based care to manage and prevent chronic pain. ConClusion Unrelieved pain, whether acute, intermittent or persistent, is a very prevalent and costly problem for Canadians and individuals worldwide. Continuing research points to a gap between evidence and clinical practices that results in outdated management approaches and ineffective care outcomes. Although pain education is a strategy to improve ineffective pain management practices, pain content is minimal in prelicensure health science curricula. Entry-level competencies for these students need to be sufficiently grounded in practice to provide accurate and adequate descriptions to guide curricula and regulation. Standards for professional competence delineate important domains of professional practice and direction for learning ( 28 ) that have both safety and ethical implications. While the accreditation of academic programs is national, schools must adhere to provincial and territorial standards. Competencies are often set at both levels, although at times they are shared, making it important to lobby professional bodies at all levels to increase the number of required entry-topractice competencies. Influencing these professional bodies may ultimately have the greatest impact on curricula. The recognition of the inseparability of competencies in pain and ethics may add an additional impetus to add pain competencies to professional standards to make possible the full realization of ethical competencies. Graduates from veterinary colleges should not have more pain management skills than graduates from our health science faculties. 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Judy Watt-Watson, Elizabeth Peter, A John Clark, Anne Dewar, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Pat Morley-Forster, Christine O’Leary, Lalitha Raman-Wilms, Anita Unruh, Karen Webber, Marsha Campbell-Yeo. The Ethics of Canadian Entry-To-Practice Pain Competencies: How Are We Doing?, Pain Research and Management, DOI: 10.1155/2013/179320