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Pain management in older adults

Pain management in older adults

Schofield, Patricia (2013) Pain management in older adults. Medicine, 41 (1). pp. 34-38. ISSN 1357-3039 (doi:

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As our populations age healthcare professionals in most areas of practice will increasingly deal with older people and the health problems they present. One such problem is pain, but at the moment, the assessment and management of pain in this age group are poorly practised, particularly in those with dementia. The limited evidence base for many treatments and the concurrence of co-morbidities that complicate the use of many pharmacological treatments provide additional challenges. This paper will discuss the current recommendations regarding the assessment and management of pain, and suggest areas where research needs to be carried out.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [2] Published in Medicine, Volume 41, Issue 1, January 2013 - theme: Medicine in Older Adults.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ageing, assessment, management, pain
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care > Department of Acute & Continuing Care
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Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 09:00

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