Pain resource available for family caregivers

An article published in the American Journal of Nursing discusses how nurses can teach family caregivers to recognize and document pain at home to improve pain treatment and outcomes. Published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute, the article is part of a series to help give caregivers the tools to manage patient’s health care at home. The article explains key elements of the pain assessment process; strategies, tools and considerations to assess pain in older adults, including those with cognitive impairment; and challenges faced by caregivers tending to loved ones living with pain. The series also includes instructional videos and other resources.