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Prescribing wellness: comprehensive pain management outside specialist services

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posted on 2023-05-11, 06:15 authored by Simon Holliday, Chris Hayes, Lester JonesLester Jones, Jill Gordon, Newman Harris, Michael Nicholas
Opioids have important roles in the time-limited treatment of acute and cancer pain, end-of-life pain or dyspnoea, and in opioid dependency. Maintaining focus on biomedical treatments, including drugs, has limited success in chronic pain. Active self-management and healthy lifestyle choices are fundamental to addressing multisystem complexity and harnessing neuroplasticity in chronic pain. Addressing psychosocial maladaptations and physical deconditioning requires a variety of approaches, frequently involving multiple care providers. In practice, most pain care is delivered outside specialist centres by GPs and other non-pain specialists. Although they are well placed to provide multimodal care, they often lack training and confidence in delivering this care.

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Publication Date

2018-06-01

Journal

Australian Prescriber

Volume

41

Issue

3

Pagination

6p. (p. 86-91)

Publisher

NPS MedicineWise

ISSN

0312-8008

Rights Statement

© 2018 NPS MedicineWise https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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