Pain: causes, effects and assessment

Julie Swann
  • Nursing and Residential Care, May 2010, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/nrec.2010.12.5.47772

the causes of pain are explored and how they affect residents, and how to assess pain levels.

What is it about?

This article explores the causes and effects of pain, providing details of various forms of pain-assessments.

Why is it important?

Pain is a common symptom, but due to communication problems, many residents will be unable to articulate pain levels and staff need to rely on non-verbal clues.


Mrs Julie I Swann

Pain should not be accepted as an inevitable consequence of ageing.

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