ADL News

A recent article in the New York Times considers the possibilities offered by some non-opioid methods for treating pain.

The article describes how virtual reality therapies, in combination with other nonpharmacological treatments, are being tested with patients who have chronic pain.

To learn more, check out the June Opioid Article of the Month!

Virtual Reality as Therapy for Pain. New York Times (Online). New York: New York Times Company; 2019.

See past Opioid Articles of the Month here.

How can healthcare providers communicate with patients about important information without understanding a patient’s comprehension?

This CDC online course takes on question, offering three CE-accredited modules on health literacy, cultural compentency, and patients with limited English proficiency.

To learn more about these topics, check out this CDC course!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). Effective Communication for Healthcare Teams. TRAIN.
Note: to access the course, registration for a free TRAIN account is required.