Attitudes and Barriers to Pain Management in the Ageing Population

  • Paul A. Cameron
  • Rebecca Chandler
  • Pat SchofieldEmail author
Part of the Perspectives in Nursing Management and Care for Older Adults book series (PNMCOA)


  • There will be increased numbers of older adults in society in the next few decades.

  • Older adults are more likely to have pain problems and other co-morbidities.

  • Generally, pain is poorly managed in older adults, and this becomes worse when cognitive impairment exists.

  • The impact of chronic pain on older adults will be greater than that of their younger counterparts in terms of social isolation.

  • Attitudes and barriers to improved pain management exist in both the older adults themselves and their younger counterparts


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Cameron
    • 1
  • Rebecca Chandler
    • 2
  • Pat Schofield
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Scottish Government, NHS Fife Pain ServiceUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK
  2. 2.Positive Ageing Research Institute, Anglia Ruskin UniversityChelmsfordUK
  3. 3.Department of NursingAnglia Ruskin UniversityChelmsfordUK

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