Pain management at home

B. A. Ferrell, Betty Ferrell

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The control of chronic pain remains a perplexing problem with important implications for home care. The patient's preference for being at home does not always translate into easier or more effective pain control in this setting. The most distinctive feature of pain management in the home is the role of family caregivers. Pain management has important implications for caregiver involvement and caregiver burden. Management of pain can be improved with education and active caregiver support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-776
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Ferrell, B. A., & Ferrell, B. (1991). Pain management at home. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 7(4), 765-776.