Identifying Pain in Those Who Can’t Communicate It

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Sourcing and using appropriate assessment tools for patients who are unable to communicate their pain is crucial. Poorly-managed pain can lead to other health complications and unnecessary discomfort and distress.

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For patients who do not have the capacity to communicate, pain can be overlooked, causing significant but unnecessary discomfort and distress.


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Allan Lock
14 Jun 2020
This article awakened me to the communication challenges of non verbal patents. Its not only those who can't speak but also those recovering from surgery and many other reasons. This article is definately worth the read.
Jenni Johnson
08 Feb 2022
Knowledge reniforced
George Harness
13 Jun 2020
Great course
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Sophie Anderson
09 Jun 2020
Excellent refresher, especially for aged care workers!
Georgia Pearson
03 Sep 2020
Very informative and concise with excellent resources
Libby Pickmere
11 Oct 2020
Good content
Olivia Nelson
06 Feb 2022
very useful resource.
Tina Garrard
14 Jun 2020
Pain assessment & pain management need more work to achieve better outcomes for pain relief
Karen MacDougall
07 Jul 2023
Good information
Claire Grey
08 Dec 2021
Great and informative. I think this is an important topic to learn.
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