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Case Studies, Chapter 34, Comfort and Pain Management 1. You are a nurse in a medical–surgical unit in a hospital caring for one of your “frequent flyer” patients who is admitted several times per year due to her uncontrolled pain. She is 70 years old and, by assessing her countenance, it is hard to believe she is in pain at all. She can be a challenging patient because she is quite vocal about her pain level and needing more pain medication. (Learning Objectives #3 & #4) 2. Describe the factors that can affect her pain experience. 3. How would you accurately measure her pain level? 4. What characteristics of her pain would be appropriate to assess? 5. Which situational circumstances can affect an older person’s pain perception? 6. Outline the potential consequences of implementing pain interventions before

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