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Chronic Pain Management - What Doesn't Work?

40m of CPD
Jenny Gowan
20 September 2017

There are a lot of theories around what does and doesn't work for chronic pain management. With the incidence of chronic pain increasing, more and more people are turning to alternative means to find relief from their pain. Fish oil... Turmeric... But just what does the evidence say?


Jenny Gowan


Jenny, a practicing pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", and the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH). Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist who conducts her own company, which focuses on medication reviews in the home and aged care facilities, plus education, writing, training, and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a Community Health Centre. She has published over 350 educational articles. Jenny has presented talks at many Australian and international conferences to GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and, in 2016, the AACP-MIMs Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year.


Christy Marais09 May 2018
Very good information.

Candace Pederson05 May 2018
Very informative

Jacqueline Whiteway26 Apr 2018
The information was current and up to date. The flow of the lecture was easily understood.

Kate Ayling24 Apr 2018
Wow! Very comprehensive. Going to have to listen to it numerous times. Thanks heaps.

Edmond Thaw22 Apr 2018
Very relevant

Brian Dunn22 Apr 2018
This education was easy to understand and was of benifit

Janelle McIntosh19 Apr 2018
Great video

Jennifer Francis19 Apr 2018
Very informative

Devika Nandanimala18 Apr 2018
Very well presented

Dorcas Bennett-Lartey12 Apr 2018
Very interesting presentation.

Udo Hoffmann10 Apr 2018
Very well presented and interesting

Udo Hoffmann10 Apr 2018
Well explained

Jo Teague02 Apr 2018
pertinent in many areas of nursing, especially as the population grows and more people with chronic, complex health concerns arise.

Julie Miller02 Apr 2018
Interesting read

Lei Zhang29 Mar 2018
very good presentation. show good explanation regarding the management of chronic pain

Sarah Hedges25 Mar 2018
Good insight of evidence based chronic pain treatments

Paul Jakubiszyn08 Mar 2018
not a bad seminar: RE: Pain relief.

Helen Boyd27 Feb 2018
Excellent informative and easy to understand

Robyn Lawry22 Feb 2018
Excellent content, easy to understand format

Pamela Boyd29 Dec 2017
Very good informative lecture, thank you.

Kezza Bartley26 Dec 2017
A very knowledgeable presenter, delivered in an interesting way

Lisa Morrison07 Dec 2017
I've learned something new today. I did not realize people are not really allergic to morphine if they can tolerate codeine. Did I hear it right?

Lynette hodder23 Nov 2017
good presentation

Mark Randy Arroyo21 Nov 2017

Emily Gillies10 Nov 2017
Good information!

Rosemary Ireland08 Nov 2017
this was a very informative and thought provoking presentation.

Debbie Willmott-Tyler03 Nov 2017
Wee presented covering many facets of care for the individual.

Heather Newman31 Oct 2017
very imformative

Caitlin McElligott29 Oct 2017
I wish there was more discussion of neuropathic medication risks etc. I think the educator did an excellent job of discussing opioids, however the goal of the lecture seemed to be to support clinicians in offering alternatives to opioid pain management which leaves a little bit to be desired.

This Educator held my interest for the entire lecture and presented her information very well.

Kasha Wiencierz28 Oct 2017
Very informative

Jennifer OHara27 Oct 2017
This is an excellent lecture. I highly recommend it.

Jennifer soutar27 Oct 2017
Really enjoyed this lecture informative and well executed

Janice Belskyj26 Oct 2017
Good amount of information and well presented

joy antony25 Oct 2017

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