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Management of chronic non-cancer pain in older patients

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

Chronic non-cancer pain can have significant effects on a patient's physical and psychological wellbeing, and requires multimodal and multidisciplinary management approaches tailored to the individual patient. This module explores the process of creating individualised management plans using non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches where appropriate.

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the multifactorial nature of chronic non-cancer pain and the requirement for an individualised, multimodal and multidisciplinary management approach.
  • Apply a biopsychosocial approach to chronic non-cancer pain
  • Selectively use analgesics for chronic non-cancer pain
  • Understand the importance of continued monitoring of pain, function, adverse effects during opioid therapy.

This activity is sponsored by Mundipharma.

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Management of chronic non-cancer pain in older patients - education
Management of chronic non-cancer pain in older patients - evaluation