Oral Presentation Joint 2016 COSA and ANZBCTG Annual Scientific Meeting

Self-management of chronic malignant pain (#70)

Anthony Hall 1
  1. Gold Coast Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre, Robina., QLD

Acute and Persistent pain are now being recognised as different; representing changes in neural adaptation to nociception.

Most patients have long-standing experience of acute pain acquired since childhood and may implement strategies based upon this experience when faced with persistent pain of either malignant or non-malignant origin.

Management of Chronic Non-Malignant Pain is increasingly based upon providing patients with an understanding of these differences to enhance self-management strategies.

 The author will argue that patients experiencing Chronic Malignant Pain would benefit from a similar educational foundation.