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Taking the Pain out of Pain Management: One Step at a Time


North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network (NSMHPCN)

Aggressively managing the symptoms of patients with a critical life-limiting illness or terminal disease can improve the quality of life for patients and loved ones, regardless of how much time they have remaining. Palliative symptom management approaches disease in a holistic manner, addressing not only the physical aspect of symptoms but also the psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of suffering for total symptom relief. Pain is the most common reason for critical care palliative consultation.

Please join the North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network Nurse Consultants and Education Facilitators in a five-part series as they present a comprehensive review of the types of pain, assessment of pain, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management, and the concept of total pain in palliative care:

  • Types of Pain: session was held on April 27, 2023 
  • Assessment of Pain: session was held on June 29, 2023 
  • Pharmacological Management: session was held on September 28 
  • Non-Pharmacological Management: session was held on November 30, 2023
  • Concept of Total Pain: session was held on January 25, 2024