eFit for Individuals & Caregivers: Pain

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.


10 Common Types of Pain Scales ( Very Well Health ):
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Caregiving Strategies Handbook – Pain (Pg 29-42) ( Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario, sfCare, RGP Toronto ):
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Effective Pain Management ( Today’s Caregiver ):
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Information for Caregivers includes Pain Assessment Information (7 Fast Fact Sheets) & Pain Management Information (10 Fast fact Sheets) ( Geriatric Pain ):
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Pain Assessment for Older Adults ( Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing ):
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Pain Assessment for Older Adults ( Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing ):
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Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia- PAINAD Tool ( Geriatric Pain ):
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Pain Assessment in Cognitively Intact Older Adults ( Geriatric Pain ):
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Pain Terminology for Caregivers ( Geriatric Pain ):
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Prevalence of Chronic Diseases Among Canadian Adults ( Public Health Agency of Canada ):
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With Age Comes Wisdom, Not Pain ( sfCare/RGP Toronto ):
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