Management of pain in the older adult


Journal Article

Most pain is treatable, but recognition of pain is necessary to intervene. Education and awareness are needed for providers of health care. Protocols and pain assessment tools can help. Special awareness and observations of patients who cannot report their pain are needed. Morphine sulfate is the mainstay of pain control in chronic pain and especially in cancer patients. Scheduled dosing with rescue dosing is essential. Legislative education is needed to allow providers to adequately treat those patients in pain. In addition to the pharmacologic treatments of pain, the physical, psychologic, and spiritual aspects also are important to treat.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cutson, TM

Published Date

  • January 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 667 - 681

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1522-5720

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1522-5720(05)70120-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus