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2019 Sep

J Pain Symptom Manage



Strategies for pain assessment in adult patients with delirium: a scoping review.


Fischer T, Hosie A, Luckett T, Agar M, Phillips J
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Sep; 58(3):487-502.e11.
PMID: 31195076.


Pain and delirium are highly prevalent in the same patient groups. Disturbances in attention, awareness and cognition are characteristic for delirium and can compromise pain assessment.