Try it, you won't like it
Pain management should be an automatic empathic response for healthcare workers. We have all experienced pain, and 9 chances out of 10 we immediately seek relief when we have it. Let's see what we can do to improve the empathic attention to pain and its relief. You will spend less time dealing with behavior problems, weight loss, depression, and falls if you assume pain and manage it. Intense pain gets the focus, and rightly so. But what about that ongoing chronic pain most of our residents do not even realize they suffer from, and healthcare workers may not address effectively.
By the end of this session each participant should be able to:
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