GCU Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Nowt to Killin - The Struggle with Pain in an Ageing Population

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Summary: In this inaugural lecture, Nick Allcock, Clinical Academic Professor of Nursing, discusses pain in an ageing population. He begins by discussing clinical academic careers - those that involve clinical practice as well as university based research and training. He talks about his early career, gaining his nursing degree moving into clinical practice and continuing his academic career role. His interest in pain management, his PhD and, as an educator how to introduce pain management into the learning and teaching of students. He discusses the prevalence of pain in older adults and looks at current research and literature. The challenges such as attitudes, beliefs, nature of pain, communication of difficulties and cognitive impairment. He discusses decision making tools and future developments.
Nick Allcock
Divisions: Strategy > Communications and Public Affairs
Academic > School of Health and Life Sciences > Department of Nursing and Community Health > Nursing
Copyright holder: Copyright ©2014 Glasgow Caledonian University
Tags: Pain, Elderly People, Nursing
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Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 15:32
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 10:55
URI: https://edshare.gcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/487

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