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Key questions on analgesia in palliation

Module summary
Professor Mike Bennett, consultant in palliative medicine, answers questions from Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones on the WHO analgesic ladder, adjuvant medication and self-help strategies
Learning objectives

This module discusses the latest in managing pain in palliative care patients, including:

  • Getting 'value' from the WHO analgesic ladder
  • Self-help strategies and psychological interventions
  • Initiating and adjusting opiate prescribing
  • Non-cancer palliative care prescribing
Author

Professor Michael Bennett is a professor of palliative medicine at St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds.

Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones is a GP in Stockport, Greater Manchester

Date module published
15/04/2015
Module due for review
15/04/2017
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Several usuful points especially regarding missing out the middle rung of the analgesic ladder and general lack of indication to switch strong opiates
David Trenchard
03.05.2017.
concise, interesting: useful in making opioid management decisions
Samantha Stanbrook
28.02.2017.
good
Heidi Margarete Alexander
24.02.2017.
very good
Malachy Larkin
14.12.2016.
Excellent
Helen Wood
20.09.2016.