Pain Assessment and Management: Multidisciplinary ApproachesChanging Practice: Improving Pain Management for Older Adults in Long-Term CareGibson, Margaret C. PhD; Bol, Nancy RN, MScNAuthor Information Psychologist; Veterans Care Program; Parkwood Hospital; St. Joseph's Health Care London; Adjunct Professor; Department of Psychology; University of Western Ontario; London, Ontario Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist; Veterans Care Program; Parkwood Hospital; St. Joseph's Health Care London; Associate Professor; School of Nursing; Faculty of Health Sciences; University of Western Ontario; London, Ontario Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: March 2001 - Volume 16 - Issue 3 - p 56-65 Buy Abstract The critical need for well-developed pain management services within the long-term care sector of the health services industry has received little attention in the geriatric and pain literature. We discuss this need from the perspective of current health care trends, specifically, the standardization of clinical practice, the refocusing of outcome evaluation criteria, and the quality improvement movement. Observations relevant to the goal of improving pain management practices in long-term care are extrapolated from quality improvement studies on pain management and from the training and development and behavioral gerontology literature. We provide practical recommendations for using the available evidence to change pain management practices in long-term care. Copyright © 2001 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.