The authors, both Doctors of Pharmacy, discuss the different levels of pain management in the elderly population. The dangers of side effects of both prescription and non-prescription medications must be considered when evaluating dosing for pain relief or pain prevention. Updated guidelines for patient involvement in pain management protocols in long-term care facilities are examined.
Pawasauskas, Jayne E. and Luisi, Andrea F.
"Pain Management in Long-Term Care: Update on Guidelines and JCAHO Standards,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
3, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol2/iss3/9