National Pain Week (July 24 – 31) reminds us that pain is a problem for many people with life limiting illnesses. Having access to up to date, evidence based and trustworthy information is invaluable when looking for options and when making clinical decisions around a patient’s care.
Information on Pain Management in Palliative Care and Pain Medications in Palliative care is available through the Sydney North Heath Pathways website https://sydneynorth.healthpathways.org.au/
HealthPathways also navigates health professionals to other helpful resources such as CareSearch.
CareSearch offers many helpful palliative care resources for GPs.
Check out their blog on 5 tips for opioid prescribing in palliative patients.
CareSearch is free to use and available at www.caresearch.com.au