Management of Acute and Chronic Pain: Part one - Assessment

Julie Gregory

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    Pain is experienced by many patients in primary and secondary care and the assessment of pain is a fundamental aspect of nursing. Community nurses need to possess a strong knowledge base to inform and advise their patients, this in turn enables them to help and empower their patients to effectively control their pain with minimal side-effects. This two-part series on pain provides an update on the assessment and management of acute and chronic non-malignant pain. This first part of the series examines how community nurses can recognise and categorise pain and start to draw up a plan of care for the patient. The second part in this series will deal with the management of pain
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)83-86
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Community Nursing
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


    • pain, assessment, acute and chronic pain


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