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Patient-centred assessment and management of pain for older adults with dementia in care home and acute settings

Patient-centred assessment and management of pain for older adults with dementia in care home and acute settings

Newton, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-8525-6763, Reeves, R., West, E. and Schofield, P. (2014) Patient-centred assessment and management of pain for older adults with dementia in care home and acute settings. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 24 (02). pp. 139-144. ISSN 0959-2598 (Print), 1469-9036 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959259814000057)

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Abstract

Evidence suggests that there is a greater prevalence of pain, particularly chronic pain, in the older than in the younger population. This review looks at how dementia affects older people's ability to report pain, and indicates that pain is poorly assessed and managed in people living with dementia, in particular in care and acute settings. The review also reports findings from two recent studies looking at ways of improving the assessment and management of pain in acute settings. Multi-dimensional, patient-centred approaches to assessing and managing pain in those living with dementia are required, and future research should focus on innovative and practical approaches that can be applied in care home and acute settings.

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Additional Information: [1] Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2014. [2] Citation: P Newton, R Reeves, E West and P Schofield (2014). Patient-centred assessment and management of pain for older adults with dementia in care home and acute settings . Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 24, pp 139-144. doi:10.1017/S0959259814000057. [3] Financial support: The study of nurses’ skills, knowledge and attitudes to the assessment and management of pain and dementia in acute settings was supported by NHS South East London Health Innovation and Education Cluster. The ‘Feedback Study’ was supported by a University of Greenwich Research and Enterprise grant.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ageing, pain, dementia, hospitals, care homes
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health > Centre for Applied Social Research
Faculty of Education & Health
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11346

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