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<p>Health professionals are all well versed in the importance of an accurate pain assessment. However, challenges can often be present when providing effective pain management to patients. It is important that we ask why this is and make changes to our own practice to improve our pain management tools and strategies. Why is Pain Management Important? One in five Australians live with chronic pain. In addition to this number, every day many people experience acute pain, occurring post-surgery or from accidents such as burns or fractures. Effective pain assessments are crucial for patient care. Not only does controlled pain improve the patient's </p>