Pain in intensive care: A personalized healthcare approach

Helen Laycock, Stephen Ward, Charlotte Halmshaw, Istvan Nagy, Carsten Bantel

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For patients admitted to intensive care, pain is a common experience with potentially significant consequences. Pain management needs to evolve from the traditional 'one-size-fits-all' plan to a more personalised approach. This can be achieved by appreciating the numerous potential causes of pain, using appropriate assessment tools, utilising a range of potential treatment options and addressing the challenges associated with pain management in this heterogeneous population. At this point a truly multimodal, multidisciplinary management plan can be implemented, aimed at improving pain control and ultimately patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-318
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Intensive Care Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2013



  • Analgesia
  • Intensive care
  • Pain
  • Personalised health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Laycock, H., Ward, S., Halmshaw, C., Nagy, I., & Bantel, C. (2013). Pain in intensive care: A personalized healthcare approach. Journal of the Intensive Care Society, 14(4), 312-318.