This guide has been designed for pain medicine specialists, to locate relevant resources on chronic pain, including those available through the ANZCA library.
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The FPM Better Pain Management program has been designed for specialist and general medical practitioners, medical students, nurses and allied health practitioners engaged in the care of patients with persistent pain. It consists of twelve online education modules each designed to be completed in one hour.
The Australian Pain Management Association (APMA) provides advice, assistance and advocacy as the voice of Australians living with chronic pain. APMA work with governments, health clinicians, researchers and the community generally to deliver evidence-based pain management services and ameliorate the personal and economic impact for people living with severe pain.
The ACI Pain Management Network is a NSW Government and Agency for Clincal Innovation initiative. As well as containing resources for patient education and specific patient groups, the Pain Management Network also provides toolkits, factsheets, and guidelines for healthcare professionals.
The Australian Pain Society (APS) is a multidisciplinary association whose mission is to advance pain prevention, management, and clinical practice. The APS is a multidisciplinary organisation with representatives among its members from many medical specialties, as well as physiotherapy, psychology, nursing, general practitioners, other health professionals and the basic sciences.
The Best Practice Advocacy Centre New Zealand (bpacnz) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Its role is to deliver educational and continuing professional development programmes to medical practitioners and other health professional groups throughout New Zealand.
The Pain Management category of bpacnz contains a wealth of up-to-date information on diagnosing, prescribing, and managing chronic pain.
The Health Navigator New Zealand website is a trustworthy source of health information and self-care resources. Supported by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, the Chronic Pain clinican resources section provides videos, brochures, and webinars for health professionals.
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) works to support research, education, clinical treatment, and better patient outcomes for all pain conditions with the goal of improving pain relief worldwide.
ANZCA and FPM have also partnered with the IASP for the 2021 Global Year About Back Pain.
Painaustralia represents the interests of a broad membership that includes health, medical, research and consumer organisations. The focus of Painaustralia is to work with governments, health professional and consumer bodies, funders, educational and research institutions, to facilitate implementation of the National Pain Strategy Australia-wide.
In these guidelines, the World Health Organization (WHO) provides evidence-informed recommendations for the management of chronic pain in children. The recommendations are based on the most current, high-quality scientific evidence, and were formulated following processes and using methods that meet the highest international standards for guideline development. The recommendations in this guideline are based on systematic reviews of the evidence on benefits, harms, acceptability and feasibility, as well as on equity and resource considerations.
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