Pain Management

Managing Pain in the Older Patient Part 2

Managing Pain   Clinical assessment of elderly patients must attempt to ascertain the presence of pain through both verbalized and nonverbalized symptoms. Selecting an optimal therapy depends on patient-specific criteria, including medical history, previous medications utilized, drug allergies,…

Managing Pain in the Older Patient Part 1

Older patients have a variety of chronic illnesses that may result in pain. However, the daily presence of pain often goes unrecognized and, therefore, untreated in both the community-dwelling and institutionalized elderly. Chronic pain may be the result…