A Nursing Approach to Pain In Older Adults

Baumann, Stevem
March 2009
MEDSURG Nursing;Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p77
Academic Journal
Persistent pain is a barrier to healthy aging. Nurses are in a unique position to assist older adults with pain to remain active and promote their well-being. Barrett's (1998) power- as- knowing participation-in-change theory can help nurses appreciate the contributions older people make, and mutually explore with them their options and choices regarding pain and their lifestyle.


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