Jenny Gowan
19 October 2017

Chronic Pain Management - What Doesn't Work?

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.


09 May 2018
Very good information.
05 May 2018
Very informative
26 Apr 2018
The information was current and up to date. The flow of the lecture was easily understood.
24 Apr 2018
Wow! Very comprehensive. Going to have to listen to it numerous times. Thanks heaps.
22 Apr 2018
Very relevant
22 Apr 2018
This education was easy to understand and was of benifit
19 Apr 2018
Great video
19 Apr 2018
Very informative
18 Apr 2018
Very well presented
12 Apr 2018
Very interesting presentation.
10 Apr 2018
Very well presented and interesting
10 Apr 2018
Well explained
02 Apr 2018
pertinent in many areas of nursing, especially as the population grows and more people with chronic, complex health concerns arise.
02 Apr 2018
Interesting read
29 Mar 2018
very good presentation. show good explanation regarding the management of chronic pain
25 Mar 2018
Good insight of evidence based chronic pain treatments
08 Mar 2018
not a bad seminar: RE: Pain relief.
27 Feb 2018
Excellent informative and easy to understand
22 Feb 2018
Excellent content, easy to understand format
29 Dec 2017
Very good informative lecture, thank you.
26 Dec 2017
A very knowledgeable presenter, delivered in an interesting way
07 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?
23 Nov 2017
good presentation
21 Nov 2017
10 Nov 2017
Good information!
08 Nov 2017
this was a very informative and thought provoking presentation.
03 Nov 2017
Wee presented covering many facets of care for the individual.
31 Oct 2017
very imformative
29 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.
28 Oct 2017
This Educator held my interest for the entire lecture and presented her information very well.
28 Oct 2017
Very informative
27 Oct 2017
This is an excellent lecture. I highly recommend it.
27 Oct 2017
Really enjoyed this lecture informative and well executed
26 Oct 2017
Good amount of information and well presented
25 Oct 2017

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