Do you get the right support to manage patients’ pain?
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Do you get the right support to manage patients’ pain?

Felicia Cox @FeliciaJCox Chair, RCN pain and palliative care forum

No nurse should lack access to the appropriate training and resources

People over 60, historically defined as older, continue to report unrelieved pain to their GP, pharmacist, nurse and care providers. This is despite the fact that as we age we are less likely to report pain, and even after a widely publicised update of national guidance on pain assessment in older people last year.

Nursing Standard. 34, 4, 51-51. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.4.51.s18

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