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    The objectivity and subjectivity of pain practices in older adults with dementia: A critical reflection
    with Rianne M. Carragher and Pilar Camargo-Plazas
    Nursing Inquiry 28 (4). 2021.
    Providing nursing care for people with dementia residing in long-term care facilities poses specific challenges regarding pain practices. With underlying communication barriers unique to dementia pathologies, this population is often unable to communicate verbal sentiments and descriptions of pain. In turn, nurses caring for older persons with dementia have difficulty assessing, managing and treating pain. Objectivity is an imperative factor in healthcare pain practices; however, it is difficult…Read more