This educational resource, developed in conjunction with Dr Melanie Jefferson, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Cardiff, delivers a series of self-assessment questions based around specific clinical scenarios testing the user on the typical aspects of pain management in a palliative setting.
Aims and Objectives
On completion of this resource, you should be able:
- To implement the principles underlying management of cancer pain in different clinical scenarios.
- To reflect upon the holistic management of patients and how it applies in daily clinical practice.
- To further develop your clinical decision making skills in the management of cancer pain.
- To correctly assess the potential causes of pain to enable development of the best treatment plan.
- To apply the WHO Analgesic ladder appropriately in the management of cancer pain
- To be familiar with the principles and practice of opioid rotation.
- To consider the use of adjuvant drugs in the management of cancer pain
- To clarify the role of non-pharmacological treatments in cancer pain management.
- To be familiar with the newer opioid preparations and how they may be best used.
- To adopt a holistic model for pain management.