- You may need to seek assistance from a health-care professional when you have concerns about people you care for who are in pain.
- If the person you care for has pain, there are many resources that can help. Nurses and other health-care professionals are available to help you find effective ways to assist the person you care for.
- Nurses and other health-care professionals use the following principles and they can help you understand about managing pain:
- Pain is unique and different for each person.
- Pain that continues after a treatment must be assessed by health-care professionals to identify the best possible way to manage the person’s pain.
- People experiencing pain and their families need to be involved in decisions about the care and management of pain.
- A variety of health-care professionals may be involved in the assessment and management of pain, especially if the person’s pain is complex.
- To view the complete Helping People Manage their Pain Health Education fact sheet click here
Assessment and Management of Pain - 3rd Edition
Client and Family Education