119413 - Effective pain management in general practice
Effective pain management in general practice was developed for General Practitioners (GPs) due to noticeable upwards trends of patients presenting in primary care with pain.
This ALM is comprised of six learning modules; each should take approximately 1 hour (in total six hours of structured learning). These activities are designed to help GPs incorporate current knowledge about the causes and management of pain into their practice.
Pain is universal: almost everyone experiences pain at some stage in their life and many people experience chronic pain. As universal as pain is, it is also unique with each of us perceiving pain based on a complex interplay of our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, previous experiences, lifestyles, cultural background and biology. This activity will allow GPs to extend their experience and skill in assessing and managing patients with pain.