The nursing management of pain in older people
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The nursing management of pain in older people

Emma Briggs Lecturer, School of Nursing, Social Work and Applied Health Studies, University of Hull

Effective pain management requires a combination of complex nursing skills, particularly so if patients are cognitively impaired. This article examines the skills nurses need to manage pain in older people and the tools that can help quantify a subjective experience. It also examines the pharmacological management of pain and non-pharmacological approaches that can support analgesia and help reduce pain.

Nursing Older People. 14, 7, 23-29. doi: 10.7748/nop2002.

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