Pain is a major symptom in many medical and surgical conditions and can affect a person's quality of life. Pain management can be simple or complex, depending on the cause of the pain. Pain is not exclusively physical; it also includes spiritual, emotional and psychosocial dimensions. The goal of pain management is to address these different aspects of pain with maximum pain relief and minimal side effects, while enhancing the quality of life.
Health care providers should challenge themselves to perform a comprehensive assessment, select appropriate interventions and monitor the patient`s progress to the management.
This course provides assistance to health care professionals to provide better management of pain.