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March Volunteer Education - Pain Management

Name ___________________________
Effective pain management for patients is not isolated to ________ pain, although we may hear more about physical pain than other types of pain.
That is the focus all members of the hospice team should have - managing pain and ________ for the patient.
For patients to die peacefully as Dame Saunders described, we must work together to promote _________ to the pain the patient is experiencing, regardless of the origin of the pain.
Pain may also be present from _________ issues the patient may have, which may be related to issues with other family members, friends, worries about leaving family behind, financial concerns just to name a few.
When caring for patients who may be confused or non-verbal it is important that all member of the hospice team know the ___________ of pain.
Inform your Volunteer Manager/Coordinator if the patient/caregiver reports change in _______ ______.
Studies support that pain and symptom control can _______ life instead of hastening death.
Remember effective pain management is accomplished by constant _________.
You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can not only to help you die ________, but also to live until you die.
Sixty percent of _______ patients experience pain the last month of life.
It is _________ to ask if the patient has had their pain medication to be able to report that to your Volunteer Manager/Coordinator.
It is the responsibility of all hospice staff which includes volunteers to understand the importance of managing pain and symptoms for our patients and families to lessen the _________ for every patient receiving hospice care.
It is important to report this type of information to the Volunteer Manager/Coordinator to promote peace and ______ for your patient and family.
Effective pain and symptom management at the end of life results in improved quality of life and it brings comfort to the family and caregivers when their loved one is _________.
As volunteers, spending time with patients and families, _______ and observing you may acquire important information related to the distress/pain the patient is experiencing.
The research shows that pain is _______ at the end of life.
In hospice we learn that there is also _______ ________ or pain.
The "_________" of pain management is constant pain assessment.
If the hospice patient is taking _______ to manage their pain, it is important for the patient/caregiver to know the more common side effects that patients often experience.
The _______ is a monthly newsletter published for member agencies in honor of our Hospice volunteers!