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Improving shared decision making for dependence forming medicines
Persistent pain and mental health conditions often co-exist and opioids are commonly prescribed for persistent pain. One of the risk factors for developing problematic opioid use is co-existing mental health conditions. Good communication between healthcare professionals and people living with persistent pain is essential to improving outcomes for prescribed opioids. The project will investigate the challenges that present in consultations reviewing opioid medicines and how practitioners overcome them. It will develop resources for healthcare professionals to support the development of a positive therapeutic alliance to improve outcomes for both pain and emotional wellbeing.
Physical Health and Mental Multimorbidity
University of Nottingham
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