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Assessing, diagnosing and managing neuropathic pain.

Pain is a universal experience and the most frequent reason that people access healthcare services (Waddell, 1998). For healthcare professionals to help patients manage their pain, it is necessary for them to have an understanding of its assessment and diagnosis and be knowledgeable about treatment options. Most nurses have a good understanding of acute pain. Chronic pain can continue for months or even years without being recognised or treated. Nurses in both primary and secondary ...

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