Managing chronic pain in adults
Janette Barrie Nurse consultant for long-term conditions, NHS Lanarkshire, Community Health Services, Buchanan Centre, Coatbridge, Scotland
Diane Loughlin Lecturer in Adult Nursing, University of West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland
The management of chronic pain is complex. Services and support for people living with chronic pain are variable despite the publication of a number of reports highlighting the problem. Due to the epidemiology of pain, nurses deliver care to patients with persistent pain in a variety of settings. It is important that nurses have the knowledge, skills and correct attitude to deliver compassionate, person-centred care, in line with best practice in chronic pain management.
Nursing Standard. 29, 7, 50-58. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.7.50.e9099Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 01 May 2014
Accepted: 11 July 2014