Family physician helps patients with chronic pain

“… with all of my patients with chronic pain, in addition to providing referrals, investigations, specialist consults, and medication changes and renewals; I can offer education and self-management resources. I negotiate with patients the agenda to discuss self-management during regular monthly follow-up appointments which is important for pharmaco-vigilance and encouraging a systematic comprehensive approach to care.”

Read more here:
http://thischangedmypractice.com/chronic-pain-resource/

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People in Pain Network Pain ToolKit

Offers two Pain ToolKits:
http://www.pipain.com/pain-toolkits.html

Adult Pain ToolKit

Developed to help adults to manage the daily challenges faced for people living with persistent pain:
http://www.paintoolkit.org/downloads/Pain_Toolkit_Canada.pdf

Youth Pain ToolKit

Developed to help youth people to manage the daily challenges faced for people living with persistent pain:
http://www.paintoolkit.org/downloads/Pain_Toolkit_for_Teenagers_Canada_Jan_2014_%281%29.pdf

Low Back Pain: CORE Back Tool

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) has created the following:
http://effectivepractice.org/resources/low-back-pain-tools/
as part of the Provincial Low Back Pain Project.

You will find many tools on their site, including the ones below.

As part of the Excellent Care for All Strategy, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) has funded a provincial initiative on Low Back Pain which aims to enhance patient care, improve wait times and reduce inappropriate diagnostic utilization. Education tools have been developed to assist primary care providers in better managing patients with low back pain.

LOW BACK PAIN PATIENT SELF-MANAGEMENT VIDEO:

The Centre for Effective Practice is excited to release a new patient video on Low Back Pain created by Dr. Mike Evans (Health Design Lab) and developed in collaboration with the Government of Ontario, and the Institute for Work & Health.

The video is targeted at Ontario adults who may be experiencing an episode of low back pain and is based on existing primary care provider evidence-informed standardized clinical tools and resources previously developed as part of the provincial Strategy.

 

For Patients:

 

Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) is a national not-for-profit organization that is funded through its project work with organizations that have a shared vision for improving the quality of care for Canadians.