2. PROMPPT Consultation Skills

As a result of completing the Consultations Skills Module, we hope you will feel better equipped and more confident to:

  • Conduct consultations with patients with persistent pain
  • Explore the impact of persistent pain on patients’ lives
  • Explore the effects (wanted and unwanted of opioids prescribed for persistent pain)
  • Understand the patient’s perspective on opioids and their readiness to make changes to their opioid medicines
  • Explore ambivalence to changing opioids
  • Explain persistent pain and the issues around opioids therapy, incorporating patients’ health beliefs and best practice guidance
  • Discuss the role of self-care for persistent pain
  • Negotiating management plans with patients and shared decision making