Management of persistent pain in the older patient: A clinical review Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Analgesics
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pain Management

abstract

  • Treatment planning for persistent pain in later life requires a clear understanding of the patient's treatment goals and expectations, comorbidities, and cognitive and functional status, as well as coordinating community resources and family support when available. A combination of pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic, and rehabilitative approaches in addition to a strong therapeutic alliance between the patient and physician is essential in setting, adjusting, and achieving realistic goals of therapy.

publication date

  • August 27, 2014

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4372897

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.2014.9405

PubMed ID

  • 25157726

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 825

end page

  • 36

volume

  • 312

number

  • 8