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A Nursing Approach to Pain in Older Adults

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A Nursing Approach to Pain in Older Adults

Steven Baumann. Medsurg Nurs.


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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