Pain Physiology and Assessment

CPDTime.
15m
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Lecture Overview

Pain is what the person says it is. Although this can sometimes be hard to comprehend, it is the fundamental point of pain assessment in our patients. Professor Margaret O'Connor reminds us in this informative talk that pain is multi-factorial and can be interpreted according to our own experiences, and ideals of pain. Therefore a holistic pain assessment requires us to be open to other's beliefs, experiences and interpretations of pain.