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Pain in Older Persons

Improve and understand mechanisms of pain in older persons, to improve pain relief in older persons, and to distribute information about pain in the elderly.

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About this Global
Year Campaign

IASP promotes the Global Day and Global Year Against Pain to raise awareness of timely aspects of pain worldwide. The focus in 2006-07 was on Pain in Older Persons. During the year, IASP members, chapters and other health care professions organized various presentations and events with the aim to improve and understand mechanisms of pain in older persons, to improve pain relief in older persons, and to distribute information about pain in the elderly.

Featured Resources
Pain in Older Persons

Fact Sheet

Read about the urgent need for better professional education programs, further dedicated research, and better pain management strategies for older persons in the pain community.

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Pain in Older Persons

Global Day Launch (Powerpoint)

Dr. David Lussier developed this presentation to provide graphical illustrations of the points laid out in the fact sheet and call for action.

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Pain in Older Persons

"Pain Assessment Among Older Persons with Dementia"

by Thomas Hadjistavropoulos – some new information on the assessment of pain in older persons with cognitive impairment

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PREVIOUS GLOBAL YEARS
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Previous Global Years

Access previous global year campaigns and relevant fact sheets, interviews, and more resources.

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