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Nurs Clin North Am. 2017 Dec;52(4):e1-e7. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2017.08.001. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

Pain Management in Older Adults.

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University of Florida, College of Nursing, PO Box 100197-HSC, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA. Electronic address: ahorgas@ufl.edu.

Abstract

Treating pain in older adults can be complex because of the age-related physiologic changes, comorbidities, and polypharmacy. Thus, an individualized, multimodal treatment approach is recommended. Treatment plans should include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies. Several important clinical guidelines and expert panel statements are available to guide health care providers in the best practices for treating pain in older adults. This article provides evidence-based recommendations for pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management in older adults.

KEYWORDS:

Older adults; Pain; Pain management; Pain treatment

PMID:
29080585
DOI:
10.1016/j.cnur.2017.08.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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