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Pain Management


Mary Shelkey, PhD, ARNP

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner



Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify three causes of pain in older adults.
  • Describe three barriers to adequate pain management in older adults.
  • Discuss three treatment approaches for pain management in older adults.

[From the Winter 2014 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

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