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Access fact sheets on various topics of pain prevention, management, and treatment from IASP’s previous Global Year initiatives.

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Palliative Care for the Older Person in Pain

A palliative care approach ensures symptoms and goals of treatment are regularly reviewed.

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Chronic Pain as a Consequence of Torture: Assessment

Chronic pain, including neuropathic pain, has a high prevalence in torture survivors and a low rate of spontaneous resolution.

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Chronic Pain as a Consequence of Torture: Management

When treating torture survivors, pain and its consequences need to be addressed.

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Pain in Cognitive Impairment, not Dementia-Related: Management

Depending on the cause of intellectual disability and various areas of the brain involved, the motivational-affective, cognitive-evaluative, and autonomic responses to pain can be affected.

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Pain in Individuals with an Intellectual Disability: Scope of the Problem and Assessment Challenges

Definition and prevalence of Intellectual Disability Intellectual disability (ID) is characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (e.g. reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior in a range […]

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