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Pain in Older People SIG

Chair Prof. Pat Schofield
Contact Details

University of Greenwich
School of Health & Social Care
Avery Hill Campus
Grey Building
Avery Hill Rd
Eltham
SE9 2UG

P.A.Schofield@Greenwich.ac.uk

Officers  
Year formed 2007
Number of members 58
Nature of SIG Clinical Practice, research and education around pain in older people
Description of Activities
and Scientific Focus
  • to increase awareness and promote education about pain in older persons
  • to provide a national and interdisciplinary forum for people interested in clinical and research questions on pain in older persons
  • to develop/endorse best practice guidelines for assessment and management of pain in older persons
    to promote discussion and research on pain in older persons, including:
    - senescence of pain perception
    - multidimensional assessment of pain and its consequences
    - pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain
    - uniqueness of the pain experience in patients with cognitive impairment
  • to facilitate the development of international collaborative research efforts on pain in older persons
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Any other news

To download a copy of the presentations from the 'Clinical versus patients preferred management: An overview of the management of pain in older adults' workshop at the 2009 ASM, please click the relevant link below.

To download a copy of the minutes from the recent SIG meeting of 17th April 2008, please click here

To download a copy of the presentations from the Pain in Older People Studay Day, on 23rd January 2008, please click the relevant link below:

- Chronic pain as a cause of falls in older people, Dr Suzanne Leveille
- Assessing pain in advanced dementia, Dr Alice Jordan

To download a copy of the presentations from the 'Pain in older people: launch of the Special Interest Group' session at the 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting, which was held in Glasgow on Thursday 26 April, please click the relevant link below:

-Pain in older people, Dr Beverly Collett
-Pain in Older People SIG, Dr Pat Schofield

 

 
 

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