Title

Acute Pain: The Management Of Opioid Seeking Behavior

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine

RAS ID

4246

Comments

This article was originally published as :. Sim, M.G., Khong, E & Hulse, G.K. (2004). Acute pain: the management of opioid seeking behavior, Australian Family Physician, 33(6). p 431-5.

Abstract

Back pain together with opioid dependence is commonly encountered in clinical practice. Medical practitioners frequently find themselves caught between the desire to treat and relieve symptoms and not wanting to cause or exacerbate dependence. this article illustrates a frame-work for managing chronic pain and dependence within the primary care setting.

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