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The complexity of pain assessment in older people

24 September 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Pain is common in older people and its assessment is an important part of the nurse’s role. Asking people about their pain is considered the most accurate and...

Holistic pain assessment in older people and older people living with dementia

06 January 2021

Nursing Older People


Pain occurs in a wide range of diseases and long-term conditions associated with ageing and can affect every aspect of an individual’s life, reducing their ability...

Use of pain scales and observational pain assessment tools in hospital settings

29 August 2019

Nursing Standard


Pain is a personal, individual and subjective experience. The complex and dynamic nature of pain makes its assessment and management challenging for healthcare...