Choosing the right pain measurement tool
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Choosing the right pain measurement tool

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Find out which tools aid assessments of acute and chronic pain, particularly in patients with communication issues

According to the British Pain Society (BPS), pain is ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage’. Almost 10 million people experience pain almost daily, says the BPS, and assessing and managing pain are essential components of nursing practice.

Nursing Older People. 34, 2, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/nop.34.2.14.s5

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