Cultural Aspects of Pain Management
Discusses cultural background as a framework that influences meaning and expression of pain.
December 19, 2016 · PDF
There are a number of scales available for assessing pain among culturally diverse populations.
December 19, 2016 · Article
Translated Nurse-to-Patient Communication Pages – Harborview
Pages developed with nurses and interpreters to aid caregivers in communicating basic information to their patients.
October 5, 2016
Cultural Relevance in End-of-Life Care
This resource addresses three major areas of cultural relevance in end-of-life care: cultural competency in clinical practice; advance directives; and pain management.
August 23, 2012 · Article, PDF
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Although nearly all people experience pain sensations similarly, studies show there are important differences in the way people express their pain and expect others to respond to their discomfort. There are also culturally-based attitudes about using pain medication. An understanding of the impact of culture on the pain experience is important in assuring effective and culturally-sensitive patient care.
Download link for the Wong-Baker FACES pain assessment resource.
A legal advance directive document in Washington State.