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Title: The assessment and management of pain in people with dementia in care homes
Authors: Cunningham, Colm
McClean, William
Kelly, Fiona
Contact Email: fiona.kelly@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: assessment and management
dementia
pain
Issue Date: 26-Aug-2010
Publisher: RCN Publishing Company / Royal College of Nursing
Citation: Cunningham C, McClean W & Kelly F (2010) The assessment and management of pain in people with dementia in care homes, Nursing Older People, 22 (7), pp. 29-35.
Abstract: Pain is an unpleasant, subjective sensation and a universal human experience. However, under-recognition of pain in people with dementia is common; with verbal and behavioural expressions of pain misunderstood or not recognised and therefore untreated, to the detriment of the person with dementia. Care staff's success or otherwise in recognising, assessing and managing pain can have far- reaching consequences for the wellbeing of people with dementia. This article examines research on pain and pain in people with dementia and offers practical guidance on recognising, assessing and managing pain and on advocating for people with dementia who are no longer able to articulate their pain.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/3322
URL: http://nursingolderpeople.rcnpublishing.co.uk/archive/browse-by-volume/22/7
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Affiliation: Dementia Knowledge Exchange
Applied Social Science
Dementia Knowledge Exchange

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