Pain Management in Older Adults: A Nursing Perspective

Publication Year: 2018

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Pickering, Gisèle; Zwakhalen, S.; Kaasalainen, Sharon

ISBN: 978-3-31-971693-0

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 93

Doody Core Title
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  • Score: 2.33 (Geriatrics)
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Description

Details practical aspects of pain management for nurses caring for the elderly
Addresses core issues defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Written by best international nurses’ leaders involved in pain care
Presented as an educational tool

This book addresses relevant issues to enhance pain management nurses need to advocate for effective pain treatment in the elderly. Significant changes in the evolving nursing and healthcare environment require adequate information on this topic, as pain is a very challenging area. As other care professionals, nurses are daily confronted with issues on pain assessment and management. This volume offers an overview within an evolving health environment, in which nurses dealing with pain play a growing role.

It showcases best practices in pain assessment and management, details non pharmacological and pharmacological treatments. It also addresses core issues defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), such as knowledge translation, that are most relevant for clinical nurses, student nurses, nurse researchers as well as other care professionals.

Details

Platform: Ovid
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Pickering, Gisèle; Zwakhalen, S.; Kaasalainen, Sharon
ISBN: 978-3-31-971693-0
Specialty:
Emergency Medicine & Trauma
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Pain Management
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 135
Illustrations: 6
Year: 2018
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 93

Doody Core Title
Score:
  • 2.33 (Geriatrics)
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