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Pain management

Management of chronic non-cancer pain in older patients

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.

Codeine rescheduling and chronic pain management

The rescheduling of codeine to a prescription-only medication has resulted in patients who have been taking codeine long-term for chronic pain presenting for prescriptions. This education explores issue surrounding the use of codeine for chronic pain, and how to better manage chronic pain patients through a multidisciplinary approach.

Pain, a Chronic Issue

Painaustralia CEO Carol Bennett addresses a fundamental health issue impacting the quality of life for millions of Australians, and implores GPs and allied health professionals to better equip themselves to manage chronic pain in an aged care setting in particular.