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Pain Management and assessment

Pain Management and assessment

Thompson, Trevor ORCID: 0000-0001-9880-782X, Mendoza, M. Elena and Docking, Rachael E. (2017) Pain Management and assessment. In: Docking, Rachael E. and Stock, Jennifer, (eds.) International Handbook of Positive Aging. Routledge, pp. 113-132. ISBN 978-1138933057

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Abstract

Older adults are especially vulnerable to pain. They report more pain complaints in general and exhibit an increased incidence of chronic pain conditions. To compound the problem, standard drug treatments are frequently problematic due to side effects and pain is often under-assessed leading to under-treatment. It is therefore important to explore alternatives to drug treatment as well as methods for accurately assessing pain. This chapter reviews non-pharmacological interventions for pain and developments in assessment methods, and reviews current evidence to help evaluate their potential for pain management and assessment in older adults.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pain management; Pain assessment
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Applied Psychology Research Group
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 10:20
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17522

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