Importance of Good Pain Management

April 18th, 2011

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) just released their latest “What’s Hot” newsletter, in which they focused on the impact of chronic pain in older adults and strategies to improve pain management. “Under-treatment of chronic pain in older adults is common, contributing to unnecessary suffering,” said Deborah Dillon McDonald, RN, PhD, of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing, who was an advisor for the issue. Addressing chronic pain, the newsletter argues, is the starting point in reducing disability in older adults and improving patient well-being.

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