120117 - Pain management dilemmas in the older patient
- : Online
With a focus on the treatment of persistent pain in older adults, this module from an educational event recorded for online viewing aims to provide an update for GPs on options for pain management plans using pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches.Relevance to General Practice
The burden of pain in Australia is significant and thus this is an area of healthcare that all general practitioners need to understand and maintain current knowledge in. It is estimated that almost one in five adult Australians report current chronic pain. Pain management is said to be frequently inadequate for individuals with acute, chronic and palliative pain, with consequent detrimental impacts on quality of life.
Chronic non-cancer pain can have significant effects on a patient's physical and psychological well-being, and requires multimodal and multidisciplinary management approaches tailored to the individual patient.