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Integr Pharm Res Pract


The Role of the Pharmacist in the Care of Patients with Chronic Pain.


Murphy L, Ng K, Isaac P, Swidrovich J, Zhang M, Sproule BA
Integr Pharm Res Pract. 2021; 10:33-41.
PMID: 33959490.


Pharmacists across the healthcare continuum are well positioned to collaborate with patients to effectively manage their chronic pain. Evidence supports positive outcomes when pharmacists undertake these roles; however, there are barriers preventing uptake across the profession. This paper aims to expand awareness of the breadth of these roles, including pharmaceutical care provision, interprofessional collaboration, pain and medication education, support for patients in self-management and acceptance of responsibility to be culturally responsive and decrease stigma. Pharmacists are accessible healthcare professionals and can improve the care of patients with chronic pain.