Assessment and expression of pain
Emma Briggs Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, London
This article, the second in a series of articles on pain, describes the importance of pain assessment. It explores the individuality of patients’ pain expression and the effect of healthcare professionals’ reactions to people experiencing pain. The role of the nurse is analysed, focusing on multidimensional pain assessment and the use of pain assessment scales.
Nursing Standard. 25, 2,35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.09.25.2.35.c7986Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review