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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | October 2014

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Dealing with acute and chronic pain: part two - management

Dealing with acute and chronic pain: part two - management
Pain Management

Pages: 24 - 29

Article topics: Analgesia, Pain, Pain Management, Pharmacology

Pain is experienced by many patients in primary and secondary care and its assessment and management is a fundamental aspect of nursing treatment. Community nurses need to possess a strong knowledge base of the various ways of treating pain to inform and advise their patients. This in turn enables nurses to help and empower patients to effectively control their pain with minimal side-effects. This article, the second in a two-part series on pain, provides an update on the management of acute and chronic non-malignant pain (the first part of this article, on the assessment of pain, appeared in Journal of Community Nursing 28[4]: 83–86).