Everyone's reason for being at the hospital is different, but our goal is for every patient to be as comfortable as possible as quickly as possible. We know you'll be able to breathe, walk, eat, sleep and heal better if you are more comfortable, even at home.
Pain is a personal experience-it needs to be explained by the patient because you are only one who feels the pain. We need you to help us measure your pain just like we measure your temperature and blood pressure.
It may not be easy to talk about your pain for a lot of personal reasons. We want you to trust your health care team. You always have the right to tell us about your pain and to help us plan the best way to treat you.
What's the best way to talk about pain?