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Pain in the Older Adult

D'Arcy, Yvonne CRNP, CNS, MS

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000312997.00834.ce
Feature: PAIN ASSESSMENT

Treating pain in the older patient can be challenging. Using a multimodal management strategy, careful prescribing, frequent reevaluation, and patient education can help better provide for this patient population.

Yvonne D'Arcy is a Pain Management and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md.

AUTHOR DISCLOSURE: The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationship or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.