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Pain assessment and management is an inevitable part of the nursing care of patients. Incomplete relief of pain remains widespread despite decades of research. Studies indicate that lack of knowledge, skills, and inattentive attitudes toward patients are barriers to effective pain management. Non-pharmacological methods are one possibility and should be offered as an adjunct alternative to pharmacological pain relief in nursing practice. For example, listening to music is inexpensive, safe, and does not require extra resources. We need systematic and continuous training in pain management.