An exploration of nursing home managers' knowledge of and attitudes towards the management of pain in residents with dementia

Barry et al. (2012) explore the levels of knowledge and attitudes of nursing home managers towards the management of pain in residents with dementia. While most respondents evidenced a good knowledge of pain experience in residents with dementia, there was little indication that recognised pain assessment or management tools are used, and surprisingly few respondents had received recent training on pain management. The authors identify the need for further research to identify the factors affecting the prescribing of analgesics for people with dementia in care settings.

Title: 
An exploration of nursing home managers' knowledge of and attitudes towards the management of pain in residents with dementia
Date: 
2012
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BARRY, H.E., PARSONS, C., PETER PASSMORE, A. and HUGHES, C.M., 2012. An exploration of nursing home managers' knowledge of and attitudes towards the management of pain in residents with dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(12), pp. 1258-1266.