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CHAPTER 5: WHEN THE PROBLEM IS PAIN

Key Points for Caregivers Audio Button The Hierarchy of Pain Assessment Techniques

Key Points for Caregivers

Hierarchy of Pain Assessment

  1. Obtain self-report
  2. Search for potential causes
  3. Observe behaviours
  4. Obtain proxy reporting
  5. Attempt trial of pain medication

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Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness by Sherri Melrose, Debra Dusome, John Simpson, Cheryl Crocker, Elizabeth Athens is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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