The goal of this continuing education program is to update nurses’ ability to recognize and understand different types of pain experienced by hospice patients. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Identify five types of pain in hospice patients and list an example of each.
- State the World Health Organization’s (WHO) three-step analgesic ladder for pain control.
- Relate key philosophical components of hospice care and two barriers to pain management.