Pain Management in Older Adults

A Nursing Perspective

  • Gisèle Pickering
  • Sandra Zwakhalen
  • Sharon Kaasalainen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gisèle Pickering
    Pages 1-6
  3. Elodie Martin
    Pages 7-29
  4. Thomas Fischer, Erika Sirsch, Irmela Gnass, Sandra Zwakhalen
    Pages 31-46
  5. Carol Mackintosh-Franklin
    Pages 47-64
  6. Gisèle Pickering
    Pages 65-72
  7. Nanda Cécile de Knegt
    Pages 73-82
  8. Marie-Madlen Jeitziner, Béatrice Jenni-Moser, Thekla Brunkert, Franziska Zúñiga
    Pages 83-91
  9. Abby Wickson-Griffiths, Sharon Kaasalainen, Laura Pokoradi
    Pages 93-108
  10. Paul A. Cameron, Rebecca Chandler, Pat Schofield
    Pages 109-119

About this book


This book addresses relevant issues to enhance pain management nurses need to advocate for effective pain treatment in the elderly. Significant changes in the evolving nursing and healthcare environment require adequate information on this topic, as pain is a very challenging area. As other care professionals, nurses are daily confronted with issues on pain assessment and management. This volume offers an overview within an evolving health environment, in which nurses dealing with pain play a growing  role. 

It showcases best practices in pain assessment and management, details non pharmacological and pharmacological treatments. It also addresses core issues defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), such as knowledge translation, that are most relevant for clinical nurses, student nurses, nurse researchers as well as other care professionals.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gisèle Pickering
    • 1
  • Sandra Zwakhalen
    • 2
  • Sharon Kaasalainen
    • 3
  1. 1.CIC Inserm 1405University Clermont Auvergne and University HospitalClermont-FerrandFrance
  2. 2.Health Services ResearchMaastricht University Health Services ResearchMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.School of NursingMcMaster University School of NursingHamiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71693-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71694-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8838
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8846
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