The assessment and management of pain in patients with dementia in hospital settings: a multi-case exploratory study from a decision making perspective

Valentina Lichtner, Dawn Dowding, Nick Allcock, John Keady, Elizabeth L. Sampson, Michelle Briggs, Anne Corbett, Kirstin James, Reena Lasrado, Caroline Swarbrick, S. José Closs

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Abstract

Pain is often poorly managed in people who have a dementia. Little is known about how this patient population is managed in hospital, with research to date focused mainly on care homes. This study aimed to investigate how pain is recognised, assessed and managed in patients with dementia in a range of acute hospital wards, to inform the development of a decision support tool to improve pain management for this group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalBMC Health Services Research
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2016

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