Topical Concurrent Session 2A – Pain and opioid management in primary care approach
Pain and opioid management in primary care
Chair: Dr Simon Holliday, Albert St Medical Centre Taree, NSW
While everybody agrees there should be better communication between the tertiary pain sector and Primary Care, do the two sectors understand the context in which this occurs? Three general practitioners reflect on some limitations and potentials for pain management within the context of Primary Care. Challenges include the commercial provenance of continuing education, pain/addiction dualism and throughput-based remuneration. Strengths of Primary Care include longitudinal relationships, the care of entire families and the opportunistic pain management in the context of general practice.
Dr Simon Holliday, Albert St Medical Centre Taree, NSW
Dr Milana Votrubec, Delmar Wellness Centre Dee Why, NSW
Dr Hester Wilson, Langton Centre Sydney, NSW