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.

Correspondence karen.harper@rwh-tr.nhs.uk

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

Published in print: 30 August 2006

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