Pain management programs in residential aged care

Robert H Llewellyn-Jones, Karen A Baikie, Heather E Smithers and Philip D Funnell
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05047.x
Published online: 6 January 2003

To the Editor: The articles by Melding1 and McClean and Higginbotham2 highlight the important problem of chronic pain in residential care.


  • 1. Melding PS. Can we improve pain management in nursing homes [editorial]? Med J Aust 2002; 177: 5-6. <eMJA full text>
  • 2. McClean WJ, Higginbotham NH. Prevalence of pain among nursing home residents in rural New South Wales. Med J Aust 2002; 177: 17-20. <eMJA full text>
  • 3. Yesavage JA, Brink TL, Rose TL, et al. Development and validation of a geriatric depression screening scale: a preliminary report. J Psychiatr Res 1983; 17: 37-49.
  • 4. Llewellyn-Jones RH, Baikie KA, Castell S, et al. How to help depressed older people living in residential care: a multifaceted shared care intervention for late life depression. Int Psychogeriatr 2001; 13: 477-492.


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