Discusses comprehensive and holistic management strategies that can be used in a community setting to help people living with chronic pain.
A valuable resource to help make a comprehensive assessment and develop a holistic and effective management plan for people living with chronic pain.
A helpful resource for developing cultural competency in clinical practice, particularly in shared decision-making, holistic assessment and treatment, and person-centred care; vital for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities in pain management.
Discusses the unique challenges and strategies for caring for people experiencing pain who live in residential aged care.
A comprehensive and useful textbook for clinical communication skills, especially in challenging consultations like shared decision-making and negotiating treatment plans with people living with chronic pain.
- Silverman J, Kurtz S, Draper J. Skills for communicating with patients. 3rd edn. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2013. (Available from the RACGP library.)
Highlights important considerations for providing palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
Contains links to many resources, services and information useful for health practitioners as well as community members experiencing pain.
- The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. gplearning:
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for people experiencing pain, particularly chronic pain.
- Effective pain management in general practice
The risks and benefits of complementary therapies, with a focus on evidence-based, effective complementary therapies.
- Chronic pain: An integrative approach
This module is helpful for developing and reinforcing effective communication skills to foster safe and trusting therapeutic relationships.
- Communication skills in general practice
Explores comprehensive acute pain assessment, current recommendations for stepped care, including opioids and combination analgesics, and highlights the risks and benefits associated with different treatments.
- Management of moderate acute pain and the role of combination analgesia
This module tests knowledge of medicinal cannabis, and links to resources to help gain experience in prescribing cannabis for chronic pain.
- AJGP Clinical Challenge, June 2021, Medicinal cannabis
This webinar assists GPs to empower people to self-manage chronic pain and engage with health-improving activities and discusses strategies for prescribing and de-prescribing opioids.
A useful guide for converting opioid doses when switching between different opioids or modes of delivery.
Outlines the evidence for prescribing opioids and adjuvants in the primary care of acute and chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care and end-of-life care.
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