Pain assessment and cognitive impairment: Part 1

Davies, Elizabeth A., Male, Margaret L., Reimer, Valerie, Turner, Margaret and Wylie, Kim (2004) Pain assessment and cognitive impairment: Part 1. Nursing Standard, 19 12: 39-42.


Author Davies, Elizabeth A.
Male, Margaret L.
Reimer, Valerie
Turner, Margaret
Wylie, Kim
Title Pain assessment and cognitive impairment: Part 1
Journal name Nursing Standard   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0029-6570
0963-522X
Publication date 2004-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 19
Issue 12
Start page 39
End page 42
Total pages 4
Editor N. Casey
Place of publication Middlesex, U.K.
Publisher RCN Publishing
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
321100 Nursing
Formatted abstract
People with cognitive impairment are often unable to inform others of their pain. Nurses need to be able to assess pain in cognitively impaired adults so that appropriate pain management strategies can be implemented. Evidence suggests that certain verbal, facial and behavioural signs may be indicative of pain. This article describes the process undertaken in developing a specific tool to facilitate pain assessment. The tool was developed after extensive analysis of pain research literature, input from experienced nurses and critical review by a panel of experts in dementia care. The research study will be published in next week's Nursing Standard.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2005 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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