Pain experience of the elderly

Pain Management NursingBrown ST et al. | November 29, 2011

Based on the high prevalence of pain experienced by the elderly and the expected demographic shifts in the next two decades, it is imperative to continue research in this area to assure the highest quality of life, as well as maximum functional ability, for the elderly. Health care providers need to understand the multidimensional pain experience that occurs in the daily life of the community–dwelling older adult and the most effective management strategies that can be used to provide pain relief.

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