A pain assessment tool for patients with limited communication ability
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A pain assessment tool for patients with limited communication ability

Karen Harper Deputy director of nursing and midwifery, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
Susan Bell Senior lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton

This article outlines the development and implementation of a multi-dimensional pain assessment tool for use in acute hospitals. The tool can assist nurses in caring for various patient groups, including patients with limited communication.

Nursing Standard. 20, 51,40-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.08.20.51.40.c4489

Correspondence

karen.harper@rwh-tr.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review