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ABC of Palliative Care - Principles of Palliative Care and Pain Control 
From the British Medical Journal, this article provides an introduction to palliative care, explains the principles of palliative care, the drugs used in pain management, including the WHO three step analgesic ladder, and the principles of managing cancer pain. (Free access).
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Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Cancer Pain 
University of Utah
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Narcotic Analgesic Conversion Chart 
from GlobalRPh
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Oxford Pain Site (Textbook) 

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American Academy of Pain Management 
This Academy aims to bring together the many professionals who work with individuals in pain and to assist in the creation of quality services for those individuals. Its mission is to credential multidisciplinary pain practitioners, to develop standards, to enhance education, and to promote legislative advocacy in the field of pain management.
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American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) 
The mission of AAPM is to promote quality care of patients with pain as a symptom of disease (eudynia) and primary pain disease (maldynia) through research, education, and advocacy, and through the advancement of the specialty of pain medicine.
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American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) 
ACPA is a non-profit organization which provides a support system for people with chronic pain through education in pain management skills and self-help group activities. Groups are open to anyone with chronic pain.
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American Pain Foundation (APF) 
APF is an independent nonprofit organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management.
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American Pain Society (APS) 
APS is a multidisciplinary organization of basic and clinical scientists, practicing clinicians, policy analysts, and others. Its mission is to advance pain-related research, education, treatment and professional practice.
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Australian Pain Society (APS) 
APS aims: to foster and encourage research into pain mechanisms and pain syndromes; to help improve the management of patients with acute and chronic pain; to promote and to facilitate the dissemination of new information in the field of pain; to inform the general public of the results and implications of current research in the field of pain; and more.
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Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) 
CHPCA is the national association which provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada. It aims to: increase awareness, knowledge and skills related to hospice palliative care of the public, health care providers and volunteers; develop national standards of practice for hospice palliative care in Canada; support research on hospice palliative care; and advocate for improved hospice palliative care policy, resource allocation and supports for caregivers.
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Canadian Pain Society 
This Society aims to foster and encourage research on pain mechanisms and pain syndromes and to help improve the management of patients with acute and chronic pain. It also promotes education and training in the field of pain, and promotes and facilitates the dissemination of new information in the field of pain.
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Chronic Pain Association of Canada (NACPAC) 
A non-profit organization dedicated to assisting people with chronic pain, and their communities, through self-help groups, education, fundraising, and networking with other groups of similar purpose.
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Drug treatment for opioid dependence 
From Australian Prescriber. Discussion on buprenorphine, heroin, methadone, naltrexone.
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Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) 
HFA is a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care. Through programmes of professional development, research, public education and information, HFA assists those who cope either personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief.
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Hospice Information 
Hospice Information aims to provide high quality, relevant information to health professionals and members of the public. It also aims to link practitioners together so that they can share information, knowledge and experience and, in doing so, further the development of hospice and palliative care throughout the world.
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International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) 
IAHPC's mission is to increase the availability and access to high quality hospice and palliative care for patients and families throughout the world. This goal is accomplished by promoting communication, facilitating and providing education, and by becoming an information resource for patients, professionals, health care providers and policy makers around the world.
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International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 
IASP is an international, multidisciplinary, non-profit professional association dedicated to furthering research on pain and improving the care of patients with pain. Membership in IASP is open to scientists, physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, and other health professionals actively engaged in pain research and to those who have special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of pain.
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Management of Pain In Rheumatoid Arthritis - Drug Topics CE 
A CE article, upon completion of which a pharmacist will be able to: describe the pathophysiology and clinical findings associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA); define pain and describe pain modulation; list the goals of therapy for patients with RA; compare and contrast various antiflammatories; and explain the role of disease-modifying agents in the management of pain in patients with RA. (Free access).
Hits: 1514 - A World of Information on Pain 
This resource provides information for both healthcare professionals and consumers, including access to CMEs, journals, pain clinics, pain support, expert interviews, pain resources, associations and societies, and information on different categories of pain, such as cancer, arthritic, and breakthrough.
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Palliative Medicine Handbook 

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Pocket Reference for Pain Management 
Two pages concise Pocket Reference for Pain Management. From University of Connecticut Health Center, John Dempsey Hospital
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Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC) 
SPPC works to ensure that people in Scotland who have a progressive life-threatening condition, such as cancer, motor neurone disease or advanced heart failure, receive appropriate and effective palliative care. It contributes to Scottish national thinking and policy in relation to palliative care, and promotes improvements in service delivery at local level.
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The Mayday Pain Project 
The mission of The Mayday Pain Project is to increase awareness and provide objective information concerning the treatment of pain. This site is set up to be an index for visitors, from pain sufferers to family members and care givers to medical professionals, and contains internet links and resources relevant to the topic of pain.
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Wisconsin Pain Initiative (WPI) 
WPI is dedicated to overcoming the barriers that prevent the relief of pain. It is a voluntary organization of health care professionals and representatives of higher education and government. It has five major areas of service: public education, patient education, professional education, regulatory updates, and making pain management a priority in all health care settings.
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