Pain is a complex, unpleasant physical and emotional feeling. The experience of pain is different for each person and depends on its cause, location, as well as individual memories, attitudes and beliefs associated with the pain. Pain can be acute (sudden) or chronic (long-term) and interrupt a person’s daily routine, making it difficult to focus, sleep and manage stress.

What will you learn?

At the end of this overview on Pain you will be able to answer:

  • What is pain?
  • What are the types and signs of pain?
  • How is pain assessed?
  • How is pain managed?


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