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Lecture Overview

There are a lot of theories around what does and doesn't work for chronic pain management. With the incidence of chronic pain increasing, more and more people are turning to alternative means to find relief from their pain. Fish oil... Turmeric... But just what does the evidence say?


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Jenny Gowan

Jenny Gowan, a practising pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne and a clinical associate of RMIT University. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory version 5, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH) and the writing group for the RACGP ‘Medical Care of older persons in RACF’ (Silver book). Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist who conducts her own company, which focuses on medication reviews in the home and aged care facilities, plus education, writing, training and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a community health centre. She has published over 400 educational articles. Jenny has presented talks at many Australian and international conferences to GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and, in 2016, the AACP-MIMs Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year. See Educator Profile


24 Total Rating(s)
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Christy Marais
09 May 2018

Very good information.

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Candace Pederson
05 May 2018

Very informative

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Jacqueline Whiteway
26 Apr 2018

The information was current and up to date. The flow of the lecture was easily understood.

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Kate Ayling
24 Apr 2018

Wow! Very comprehensive. Going to have to listen to it numerous times. Thanks heaps.

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Edmond Thaw
22 Apr 2018

Very relevant

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Brian Dunn
22 Apr 2018

This education was easy to understand and was of benifit

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Janelle McIntosh
19 Apr 2018

Great video

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Jennifer Francis
19 Apr 2018

Very informative

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Devika Nandanimala
18 Apr 2018

Very well presented

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Dorcas Bennett-Lartey
12 Apr 2018

Very interesting presentation.

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Total Rating(s)  24
First Published19 October 2017
Updated19 October 2017
Expires 20 September 2018
Pain Management
Medication Safety
Complementary Therapies
Primary Health Care
Community Nursing
Evidence-Based Practice
Generalist Nursing
Chronic Illness
Mental Health
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