Clinical Practice Guidelines

CeMPED are involved in developing evidence-based guidelines to support practitioners and their patients in making clinical decisions. Links to these publications can be found on this page.

Evidence-based management of acute musculoskeletal pain

The link below will redirect you to the National Health & Medical Research Council page for these documents. There’s a comprehensive report, a short guide for clinicians and a number of consumer guidelines (Acute neck pain, acute shoulder pain, acute low back pain, acute thoracic spinal pain, anterior knee pain)

Clinical practice guidelines for the care of people with traumatic brain injury living in the community

  • Full report
  • Summary of key points
  • Hard copies can be requested from

Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers

These guidelines for health professionals were developed by a team from CeMPED and Flinders University. The guidelines contain practical strategies for health professionals together with examples of actual words and phrases that can be used. They were based on a systematic review of the literature and then refined via an expert panel of 35 Australian and New Zealanders, including consumer representatives. The guidelines were endorsed by multiple relevant professional and consumer bodies.

The guidelines were funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Palliative Care Strategic Research Grant and The Chief Investigator was supported by a Cancer Institute NSW Clinical Research Fellowship.

The guidelines were published as a supplement in the Medical Journal of Australia in 2007 and can be downloaded for free from the Medical Journal of Australia website