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Demand on your CARE: Managing Chronic Pain in Older Adults

CUHK

About This Course

This course is part of a MOOC series of the Jockey Club CADENZA e-tools for Elder Care funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Pain is a common complaint in the older people. As the number of individuals older than 65 years continues to rise, frailty and chronic diseases associated with pain will likely increase. Pain is “Anything the patient says it is”. All pain conditions are the same for all people. The importance of pain assessment and reassessment cannot be overemphasized. Even when pharmacologic therapies are considered important, non-pharmacologic options can serve as a helpful adjunct to decrease the dosage and duration of medication when it is used in older adults.

Requirements

There is no entry requirement.

Course Staff

Mr. Ricky Lau

Registered Physiotherapist, Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner

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