Expanding Awareness and Improving Care
Patients in chronic pain need all the support they can get, and pharmacists are in a position to be an excellent resource. In a systemic review in
The review concludes that accessible community pharmacists likely have good relationships “that facilitate adoption of roles to promote self-management, provide pain education, collaborate with the interprofessional team and reduce stigma to support the person living with pain.” The review states that “Education for all pharmacists is needed about chronic pain and the accompanying stigma to increase readiness to support these models. Further research is needed, in particular in the community setting to demonstrate value and define helpful resources and tools, ultimately to support scaling up pharmacist services for patients living in pain in the most accessible setting.”
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