Presenter Information

Allison Hare

Faculty Sponsor

Margaret Ackerman

Status

Graduate

Publication Date

5-1-2021

Department

School of Nursing

Description

As the general population continues to age, there is an increase in the number of older adults who have dementia which complicates their ability to process and effectively communicate pain. It is vital that we continue to study and implement standards in pain assessment and treatment so these patients don't suffer in silence.

Presentation Type

Poster

Included in

Nursing Commons

COinS
 

Suffering In Silence: Variability in Pain Assessment Leads to Inadequate Treatment in Older Adults with Dementia

As the general population continues to age, there is an increase in the number of older adults who have dementia which complicates their ability to process and effectively communicate pain. It is vital that we continue to study and implement standards in pain assessment and treatment so these patients don't suffer in silence.