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  1. CEP Management of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Tool  – https://cep.health/clinical-products/chronic-non-cancer-pain//
  2. CEP Opioid Manager – https://cep.health/clinical-products/opioid-manager/
  3. HQO Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain –  https://www.hqontario.ca/Evidence-to-Improve-Care/Quality-Standards/View-all-Quality-Standards/Opioid-Prescribing-for-Chronic-Pain
  4. Geriatric Pain Assessment – https://geriatricpain.org/pain-assessment
  5. 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain – http://www.cmaj.ca/content/suppl/2017/05/03/189.18.E659.DC1/170363-guide-1-at-updated.pdf
  6. Pain Numeric Rating Scale – https://www.va.gov/PAINMANAGEMENT/docs/PainNRS.pdf
  7. Verbal Descriptor Scale – https://geriatricpain.org/assessment/cognitively-intact/vds-pain-thermometer/verbal-descriptor-scale-pain-thermometer
  8. Visual Analogue Scale – http://img.medscape.com/article/742/580/VAS.pdf
  9. Brief Pain Inventory – http://npcrc.org/files/news/briefpain_short.pdf
  10. Geriatric Pain Measure – http://www.palliativecareswo.ca/docs/Geriatric%20Pain%20Measure%20GPM.pdf
  11. Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale – http://www.gpscbc.ca/sites/default/files/Edmonton%20Symptom%20Assessment%20Scale%20(ESAS-r)%20guidelines-3.pdf
  12. Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) Scale – http://bcbpsd.ca/docs/part-1/Final%20Provincial%20PAINAD%20Scale.pdf

Journal Articles:

  • Anne Corbett, Bettina Husebo, Marzia Malcangio, Amelia Staniland, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Dag Aarsland & Clive Ballard.  Assessment and treatment of pain in people with dementia.  Nature Reviews Neurology. 2012, volume 8, pages 264–274. Erratum in Nat Rev Neurol. 2013 Jul;9(7):358.