Dr Paul A J Hardy BSc(Hons),MD,MA,FFPMANZCA, Dip Healthcare Law
Clinical Leader Pain Services, Capital & Coast DHB; Specialist Pain Physician, Hutt DHB Wellington

Dr Hardy is also visiting Specialist to Wairarapa DHB. Interests include development of services, interventional and psychological pain therapies.


Acute Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care

Acute episodes of pain can complicate the progress of patients with persistent pain. These need to be managed carefully to avoid factors which may aggravate the ability of the patient to cope. Understanding the features of persistent pain may help guide management of the exacerbations along sociopsychobiomedical model of care.