Topical Concurrent Session 3G – Delivering BPSM programs in hospital outpatients, rural towns, and CALD communities
$7.00 – $12.00
APSNZPS 2018: Topical Concurrent Session 3G
Topical Concurrent Session 3G: Meeting the challenges of training providers to deliver a brief pain self-management (BPSM) program in hospital outpatients, rural towns, and CALD communities
Chair: Professor Michael Nicholas, Pain Management Research Institute, NSW
Psychologically-informed pain management programs in hospital settings help patients learn to manage their pain. However, demand exceeds capacity; we also need to deliver these programs to patients with chronic pain in the wider community. This need is amplified in rural areas and amongst culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Initiatives like telehealth and Tier 3 clinic support for rural services have helped, but their capacity is limited too. One problem is the lack of trained providers at the community level in rural regions, and another concerns language and cultural barriers.
This workshop describes two approaches to training providers in the necessary skills, and the application of these skills via the same BPSM program adapted for patients in three settings: a hospital, a rural community, and a city community with Chinese speaking patients. Three 20-minute presentations will describe lessons learnt from each setting and initial patient outcomes.
Dr Brad Wood, Pain Management & Research Centre, NSW
Ms Maria de Sousa, Pain Management & Research Centre, NSW
Dr John Stevens, Southern Cross University, NSW
Dr Se Ok Ohr, Hunter New England Local Health District, NSW
Ms Eleanor Benge, Hunter New England Local Health District, NSW