We are interested in studies of interventions for
- Acute pain arising accidentally or through deliberate injury
- Chronic pain (lasting 3 months or longer)
- Headache and migraine
- Palliative care for those with life-limiting disease or illness
- Supportive care of patients and significant others living with serious illness
- We defined ‘supportive care’ as: "… the multi-disciplinary holistic care of patients with malignant and non-malignant chronic diseases and serious illness, and those that matter to them, to ensure the best possible quality of life. It extends as a right and necessity for all patients, is available throughout the course of the condition, concurrent to condition management and is given equal priority alongside diagnosis and treatment. It should be individualised, taking into account the patient’s past life experiences, their current situation and personal goals", Cramp & Bennett 2012.
- We recognize that pain is a common symptom that is associated with many disease or illness states. Typically we will manage titles for which the primary focus on the treatment is pain. However, we can offer advice and support to other review groups in which pain is an outcome of interest but not the primary target.