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Drug Addiction, Dependency and Pain - Introduction course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Faculty of Pain Medicine RCA, British Pain Society

This session describes the key concepts of drug addiction and dependency that relate to patients who are in pain and who also have a history of substance misuse.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the challenges in managing pain in current or former addicts
  • Outline the clinical features and neurobiology of drug dependence
  • Describe the management of pain in patients with a history of addiction

Managing pain in people with current or past dependence on opioids is more challenging, and has more important consequences, than managing pain in other populations.


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Instructors / Speakers
James Bell,
Consultant Physician for Addiction Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

James trained in Internal Medicine in Australia, then specialized in Addiction medicine. He led the establishment of the Chapter of Addiction medicine, and Addiction medicine gained specialty recognition in Australia in 2006.

From 2007 James has worked in the UK, at Kings College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

His major research interest is the management of opioid dependence.

James is a content author for the e-PAIN project.

Delivery
Title
Drug Addiction, Dependency and Pain - Introduction course for Medical Doctors
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Price
Free
Location
Online
Reference
10_01_03
Access Duration (in months)
12
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