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Assessment of Pain in Palliative Care

Assessment of Pain in Palliative Care

Assessment of Pain in Palliative Care

Joanna Elverson
Joanna Elverson
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 05 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 06 Nov 2019

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This session gives a framework of how to assess pain as an essential first step to appropriate pain management. This session was reviewed by Jo Elverson and Christna Faull and last updated in January 2017.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Define pain, encompassing the physical experience and other factors such as the impact of pain on the patient
• Describe the pathophysiology that underlies the different types of pain
• Identify the core steps involved in a pain assessment, to reach a diagnosis and initiate a management plan
• List examples of standardised pain assessment tools used in clinical practise and research, and their value
• Describe how pain could be assessed in patients with cognitive impairment
Joanna Elverson

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Joanna Elverson
on behalf of Health Education England

Dr Jo Elverson is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine based at Helen & Douglas House in Oxford.

She studied and completed general medical training in Newcastle, gaining MRCP in 2006, and completed her specialist training in Oxford in 2010. She has an MA in Education (Winchester) and is passionate about teaching and training in a variety of settings. Working in a hospice for children and young adults, she is particularly interested in the challenges in providing palliative care for young adults with a wide range of conditions.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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