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Analgesia in palliation - Key questions (1.5 CPD hours)

Pain medicine consultant Dr Austin Leach answers questions from GP Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones on the causes of pain in palliative care, the WHO analgesic ladder and self-help strategies. 


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This module will offer advice on managing pain in palliative care patients, including:

  • Common pitfalls when using the WHO analgesia ladder
  • Which patients may benefit from physical treatment such as nerve blocks
  • Helpful self-help strategies and psychological interventions
  • When to introduce strong opiates for pain control

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