Assessing and managing pain are essential components of nursing practice. Pain is often categorised as acute or chronic but it is a complex physical, psychological and social phenomenon that is uniquely subjective. Pain traverses all clinical settings and the age spectrum. (RCN, 2015, Pain knowledge and skills framework). Use this guide to find information resources about pain including books, journal articles and reports.
Department of Health (2010) Essence of Care 2010: benchmarks for prevention and management of pain, Leeds: DH.
NICE Evidence: search for pain guidance
Bonakdar R A and Sukiennik A W (2016) Integrative Pain Management, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Macintyre P and Schug S A (2015) Acute pain management: a practical guide, Boca Ratan: CRC Press.
Pickering G and Gibson S (2015) Pain, emotion and cognition: a complex nexus, Cham: Springer.
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