NC Hospice Pain Assessment and Management Workshop June 13

The Association for Home and Hospice of North Carolina and the Hospice and Home Care Foundation of North Carolina will be hosting a free workshop on pain assessment and management in patients with dementia on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Hospice of Wake County, Raleigh, NC.

Workshop speaker Joseph Shega, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, will discuss the following topics:

  • Hierarchy approach to pain assessment
  • Modifications to nocioception
  • Risks and benefits of commonly used analgesics
  • Alternative expressions of pain
  • Differences between dementia and confusion
  • Benefits of pain treatment

Click here for more information and to register.


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