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Publications & Reading Materials

MBS Review Interim Report

"Expert consensus and a growing body of research says that best-practice

pain management often requires coordinated interdisciplinary assessment and management involving, at a minimum, physical, psychological, and environmental risk factors in each patient."

- National Pain Strategy, 2010





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NPS MedicineWise


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Painful Transitions - Young people’s experiences of living with persistent pain




 Young people's experiences

of persistent musculoskeletal pain, needs, gaps and perceptions about the role

of digital technologies to support their co-care: a qualitative study




    Australian Atlas of         Healthcare Variation
Chapter 5:

Opioid medicines 


Cancer pain


in adults

clinical practice

guidelines adapted

for use in Australia 



    Acute pain management: scientific evidence, fourth edition, 2015

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Pain Charts (adult)


Emergency Care

Actute Pain




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Pain in Residential Aged Care

Facilities - Management Strategies





MBS Review Interim Report












IN 2015/16




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Pain - Even

'good' pain can turn bad, when the pain of an injury persists

after  the damage

has healed.


"I've actually changed how I live" - Patients' long-term perceptions of a cognitive behavioural pain management program. Journal of Pain Medicine 29 July 2016







The Mystery of Chronic Pain Dr Krane



Lorimer Moseley - Why Things Hurt





The Secret World Of Pain

BBC Documentary






science of pain


The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, Six-Volume Set This book presents the most current scientific understanding behind most common pain disorders. Clinical scientists involved in pain science will gain a basic understanding of the causes of many types of pain and will be able to discuss various therapies with patients. Researchers new to pain science will gain an overall understanding of pain pathophysiology and targets for pain treatments. .

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Fast Facts: Chronic Pain & Cancer Pain  The authors, renowned experts in pain medicine, say this book is aimed primarily at "the wide range of busy healthcare professionals who are well aware that they have experienced little or no education and training to help them manage patients with chronic pain".

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 The Pain Book Authors of The Pain Book have devoted much of their lives to help people in finding hope when it hurts. Professor Philip Siddall is a specialist pain medicine physician, active researcher and is a sought-after speaker and writer on pain.

 Manage your pain

Manage your Pain - Manage Your Pain (3rd edition) is an Australian bestseller and self-management book developed by Prof Michael Nicholas along with a multidisciplinary team of pain specialists.

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Explain Pain - A ground-breaking concept in its content and presentation, Explain Pain demystifies the process of understanding and managing pain. It brings the body to life in a way that makes an interesting read for therapists and pain sufferers alike.


 relieving pain in america

IOM: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research - In this report, the IOM offers a blueprint for action in transforming prevention, care, education, and research, with the goal of providing relief for people with pain in America. To reach the vast multitude of people with various types of pain, the nation must adopt a population-level prevention and management strategy.


Cover Pelvic Pain Report

A ground-breaking report The $6 Billion Woman and the $600 Million Girl, investigated the impact of pelvic pain in Australia.  Prepared by the Painaustralia Pelvic Pain Steering Committee comprising Gynaecologist, Pain Medicine Physicians Dr Susan Evans (SA) and Professor Theirry Vancaille (Royal Women's Hospital), and Ms Deborah Bush QSM, CEO and Founder Endometriosis New Zealand.


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Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain - In order to help women navigate the pelvic pain conundrum, leading gynaecologist and obstetrician, Dr Susan Evans has released Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain, a new and revised edition (first published in 2005). Produced in collaboration with Deborah Bush QSM, the paperback contains a wealth of information as well as stories from women who suffer pelvic pain.


 pain in older

Oxford Pain Management Library Series:

  • Pain in Older People
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cancer-related Bone Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain

 managing persistent pain

Managing Persistent Pain in Adolescents, A Handbook for Therapists

Rogers, an occupational therapist at Royal Children's Hospital, Australia, promotes a multidisciplinary approach to pain management in adolescent patients, acknowledging that persistent pain is a complex biopsychosocial problem.


 pain a textbook for therapists

Pain: a textbook for Therapists

This is the first complete textbook designed for physiotherapists and occupational therapists on the topic of pain. It was developed for use in conjunction with the International Association for the Study of Pain's pain curriculum for OTs and PTs.

 guide to low resource setting

Guide to Pain Management in Low-Resource Settings is intended to support health care providers in low-resource settings. Chapters were written by a multidisciplinary and multinational team of authors. Practitioners in settings with limited resources will benefit from easy-to-read information about simple and cost-effective approaches that can provide maximum effects in managing pain in their patients.


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Chronic Pain: An Integrated Biobehavioral Approach - offers in a single volume the most comprehensive and in-depth view of the field currently available. Drs. Flor and Turk share their collective knowledge and professional insights accumulated over three decades of extraordinary contributions to the field....



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Back Pain - A movement problem - by Josephine Key, is a practical manual to assist all students and clinicians concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the movement related problems seen in those with spinal pain disorders


Books can be obtained from any good book store, or are available online at Amazon, Fishpond etc.


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