Journal of Student Nursing Research


Pain in nursing homes remains underassessed, underreported and undertreated, consequently, becoming a growing concern in the United States. The purpose of this inquiry is to review the current evidence guiding the management of chronic non-malignant pain among nursing home residents. Twelve articles relevant to this topic were obtained from a search of the electronic databases PubMed and Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL). Findings underscore an urgent need to improve assessment, documentation, and management of pain in nursing home residents.