Pain: The Residents Perspective
A large percentage of long term care residents ‘live’ with chronic pain. This video looks at the issue of pain from the resident’s perspective, and allows residents to describe their pain, and the effects it can have on their livelihood, such as, depression and withdrawal from social interaction. They discuss how they deal with and overcome their pain, the reluctance to open up to caregivers about their pain, the reluctance to take medication and how they communicate their pain.
The video will help sensitize staff to the fact that each resident deals with pain differently (some even hide it or try to ignore it), and increase staff awareness of their ongoing responsibility to recognize and respond to each resident’s pain in a timely manner.
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