Pain Control & Treatment
Alternative Treatments for Pain
Your Arbor Hospice team may recommend that you try other treatments along with your medicine to give you even more pain relief. These treatments may even help to make your medicines work better and relieve other symptoms.
Morphine Facts for Hospice Patients
Many people have concerns and fears about taking morphine and other opioids. This is often because of misconceptions or a lack of information.
Your Pain Control Plan
You can work with your Arbor Hospice team to develop a pain control plan to meet your needs. In a pain control plan, you and your team plan your pain control activities to meet your specific needs.
Your Pain Record
You can use a chart like this to rate your pain and to keep a record of how well the medicine is working. Write the information in the chart. Use the pain intensity scale to rate your pain before and after you take the medicine.
Pain Rating Scale
This section offers helpful information about preventing and treating pain and other symptoms.
Talking About Your Pain: The First Step in Pain Management
One of the most important things that you can do to help manage your pain is talk about it. You are the expert on your pain and this means that your hospice team and doctors need your help in managing your pain.
Using Medications to Manage Pain
Pain medications work differently for different people. Some people get relief right away from pain medications, while it takes a bit longer for other people to get relief.