Pain assessment tools: choosing the right one
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Pain assessment tools: choosing the right one

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Measuring pain can be difficult. Find out which tools can help you to help patients, including those with dementia or communication issues

The British Pain Society (BPS) defines pain as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage’.

Nursing Standard. 37, 4, 55-56. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.4.55.s21

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