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Geriatric Topic: Addiction & Substance Abuse: Pain Management

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pain Consortium

Margaret Andersen (link is external)

Margaret Andersen is a 85-year-old woman with limited communication who demonstrates changes in behavior two weeks after entering a nursing care facility. View Interactive Module. (link is external) View 508-compliant text version (PDF, 738KB)


Betty Miller (link is external)

Betty Miller is a 77-year-old woman with right shoulder pain for the past 4 weeks. The case follows her visits to her primary care provider and pharmacist; home health services for nursing, social services, and physical therapy; and primary care follow-up.  View interactive module. (link is external)View 508-compliant text version (PDF, 604KB)


Donald Williams (link is external)

Donald Williams is a 77-year-old man with a total knee arthroplasty 5 days ago. The case follows his interactions following his hospital stay to his skilled care facility. View Interactive Module(link is external)View 508-compliant text version (PDF, 642 KB).


Edna (link is external)

Through the case study, you follow Edna, a 70-year-old woman with chronic low back pain. View interactive module(link is external)   View 508-compliant text version(PDF, 741 KB)


Mr. Frank (link is external)

Mr. Frank is a 80-year-old nursing home resident. Recent years have been marked by progressive cognitive decline attributed to Alzheimer's disease. View interactive module.(link is external)  View 508-compliant text version (PDF, 545 KB)



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