Pain in older people diminishes quality of life. Diagnosing older persons’ pain can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Learn why and methods of overcoming barriers to diagnosing and treating pain in the older population.
Health care staff interested in managing pain for older people.
- Describe the population distribution according to age.
- Explain why the older person’s pain is difficult to diagnose.
- Express causes of pain in the older person.
- Improve communication with older persons.
- Verbalize treatment options for pain in the older person.
Walter B. Forman, MD, FACP, CMD, FAAHPM, graduated from Wayne State University and completed his training at Case Western Reserve University. In 1988, he joined the University of New Mexico Cancer Center as clinical director. A mini-sabbatical at the WHO Palliative Care Center in Oxford, England, led to his interest in care of individuals at the end of life. His project “Hospice Care in Multicultural Settings in Rural New Mexico” (funded by Open Society: Death in America) led to a fully functioning hospice program at seven rural sites and the Indian Health Service. Dr. Forman is a frequent presenter, author of more than 70 articles and editor of a textbook on hospice and palliative care. He has also served as treasurer and president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. As a Mayday scholar, Dr. Forman developed lay and professional conferences on issues related to pain and its role in diminishing quality of life. As a member of the United States Pain Initiative, he has continued to bring public attention to the problem of pain and its various issues. He helped found the New Mexico Cancer Pain Initiative, which has been instrumental in changing state laws concerning pain treatment and education.
- Click or Copy and Paste this URL to your web browser: https://qualitynet.webex.com.
- This should bring you to the QualityNet e-University webpage.
- Locate the event you wish to join and click “Join” (located to the right of the event title).
- Enter your name and email address as prompted.
- Enter the password: Pain.
- The automatic system set-up should start at this point. If a dialogue box appears, click run. Please note, the automatic system set-up does take a few minutes to complete.
- Dial in to the teleconference:
- Teleconference Number: 888-896-0862.
- Enter Access Code: 42650908.
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