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Silent, Stoic, and Suffering: Managing Pain When the Patient Can’t Speak


April 28, 2019 at 8:00PM (Eastern)


This episode: We have all worked with clients/patients who were unable or unwilling to articulate their needs, fears, and desires. What if all your patients were like that?


Dr. Emily Clore is a veterinarian. In an average week she sees 50-70 patients and not one of them speaks her language. How can we treat and manage pain when we cannot ask, “Where does it hurt?”


Join us for an investigation of the tools and techniques that veterinary healthcare providers have used and honed over decades of treating patients who don’t speak. We’ll discuss the translation of nonverbal communications, the intersection of fear and pain, and explore our relationships with stoicism and suffering.



Emily Clore, DVM A native of Kentucky, Dr. Emily Clore completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville majoring in Human & Organizational Development. Then after a quarter-life crisis brought on by an unfulfilling career in corporate sales in Boston, she returned to her childhood dream and set her sights on vet school. Dr. Clore graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She specializes in preventive medicine for dogs and cats where she puts particular emphasis on pet owner education and empowerment to help people make informed decisions for their pet’s health care. Her veterinary passions also include: musculoskeletal disorders, dermatology, internal medicine and complimentary/alternative therapies.

This webinar is open to anyone and everyone who is interested in integrative medicine, healthcare, or other humans.

$100 for 12 episodes (September 2018 – August 2019) $20 for a single episode

Tuition for the Interdisciplinary Clan of Mystery is non-refundable.

During this 12-month journey, Healwell’s fearlessly inquisitive, critical thinking mastermind, Rebecca Sturgeon, LMT will host a live monthly webinar with a different guest or guests each month. Mystery panelists will include a palliative care physician, an integrative nurse coach, an RN and an NP who team up to specialize in providing care to the geriatric LGBTQ community, researchers, authors, a palliative care social worker and more. These people think about things that you think about and they are thinking about them in new ways that will challenge you and invite you to consider how you can deepen your service to the humans you care for (personally and professionally) and broaden your perspective to invite collaborations, curiosity and plain old increased clinical knowledge.


*All episodes are recorded. If you have subscribed for the series and miss an episode (or just want to see it again) you may request access to view a recording at a later date.

Upcoming Episodes:

  • Episode 9: May 19, 2019 at 8:00PM (Eastern) – Disenfranchised Grief and Vicarious Trauma in Healthcare Providers with Regina Tosca, LICSW
  • Episode 10: June 16, 2019 at 8:00PM (Eastern) – Pain Science with Diana L. Thompson, LMP

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Past Episodes:

  • Episode 7 – Healthcare Everywhere: The Role of Massage Therapists in Community Health Promotion with Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH & Robin Byler Thomas, LMT, DrPH
  • Episode 6 – Balance and the Brain: Adapting Motor Learning for Individuals with Dementia with Julie D. Ries, PT, PhD, Marymount University
  • Episode 5 – Can’t We All Just Get Along? Medication and Massage Therapy with Diana Stewart, PharmD, Palliative Care Pharmacist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center & Lauren Cates, LMT, massage therapist and Executive Director of Healwell
  • Episode 4 – Treating the Whole Kid: How Integrative Therapies Support Pediatric Cancer Patients and their Families with Shana Jacobs, MD Oncologist at Children’s National Medical Center & Amanda Leland, mother of a child with chronic healthcare needs
  • Episode 3 – Caring for LGBTQ Elders with Suzanne Dutton, MSN, RN, GNP-BC, NICHE coordinator/geriatric advanced practice nurse & Clare Madrigal, RN, LGBTQ Resource Nurse at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Episode 2 – Re-imagining the End of Life: Old Wisdom and New Innovations with Janet Booth, RN
  • Episode 1 – Creating an Interdisciplinary Team that is Truly Interdisciplinary and a Team with Hunter Groniger, MD and Anne Kelemen, LICSW

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