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153929 - Pain Clinic Workshop

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To provide GPs with up to date information on chronic pain patient management

Relevance to General Practice

The burden of pain in Australia is significant and thus this is an area of healthcare that all general practitioners (GPs) 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. 

Effective chronic pain management involves a long-term multidisciplinary management plan. Providing care to patients in pain can be complex and at times challenging. GPs may experience frustration when pain fails to respond to treatment. Maintaining currency with understanding of pain and how it is managed is important, as new areas such as the role of pharmacogenomics in pain management become apparent.

Learning outcomes
  • Use communication and motivational interviewing skills to facilitate change and motivate chronic pain patients
  • Explain the benefits of meditation in the management of chronic pain, for clinicians and patients
  • Outline the role of medical, nursing and allied health clinicians in a multidisciplinary management approach of chronic pain
  • Identify and develop a treatment plan within a multidisciplinary case conference setting
  • Describe some opioid de-prescribing strategies
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    153929 - Pain Clinic Workshop
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    5 hours
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