"Pain" Essays and Research Papers


Remembered pain keeps us on guard against its recurrence, and memory exists even in our unconscious mind. Let us remind ourselves that our unconscious mind exists either because we are indifferent to certain things or because we are afraid to re-awaken the memories of unpleasant or painful experiences. Let us remind ourselves that the totality of the records of all our unpleasant and painful experiences are hidden in the depths of our unconscious mind. If we realize the meaning of this, we will...

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Pain Perception

The Psychology of Pain Perception Many people in today’s society are intrigued by how differently every person can perceive painful experiences and the variances between how painful something is for one person and how it is not painful for another at all. Everyone is looking for ways to make things less painful or even “pain free”, especially in the world of athletics. Researchers have investigated the psychology of the perception of pain in many different studies, as well as the emotions expressed...

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Ingenious Pain

Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller takes place during The Enlightenment of the 18th century. This dramatic novel portrays James Dyer, the main character, is born in 1739 without the feeling of pain. In the eight parts of the story, the structure begins near the end in which an autopsy is taken place of James dyer, who died in 1772. The climax of the story is not of his death, but rather the metamorphosis of his human suffering. This change connects with Friedrich Nietzsche theory of pain. "In pain there...

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Pain Killers

Pain Killers COM 220 2/21/10 Even though people do not believe they are addicted, painkillers are addicting because painkillers that are being misused are deadly and they are a hard habit to break. Many people are using and abusing painkillers which are prescription drugs and some may say that they are not and will not admit it. The effects of prescription abuse are painfully obvious and needed at the same time. Having a habit can lead to painkillers being addicted...

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Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort

Provide support to manage pain and discomfort (HSC 2003) 1. It is important that we take into consideration, areas other than physical pain and have an holistic approach. Pain is whatever the person who is suffering it feels it to be. Physical pain can be experienced as a result of disease or injury, or some other form of bodily distress. For example childbirth. Although not associated with injury or disease, but can be an extremely painful experience. Pain can also be social, emotional and...

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Meaning of "No Pain No Gain"

No pain no gain The concept of "no pain no gain" in the exercise and bodybuilding world has come under significant scrutiny in recent years. Some studies suggest that exercising muscle tissue to the point of pain or failure does not necessarily result in a gain in overall muscle mass. In fact, the damage caused by overworking or straining a muscle group can be greater than any perceived gain in mass or definition. A number of professional trainers now advise their clients to stop performing an...

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NCP Labor Pain

17 Diagnosis: Pain related to increased uterine contractions and pressure on pelvic structures Assessment Nursing Diagnosis Scientific Analysis Goals/Objectives Interventions Rationale Evaluation Subjective: “Ang sakit ng tiyan ko at ng likod ko, humihilab” as verbalized by the patient Objective: BP: 120/70 mmHg PR: 71 bpm RR: 17bpm Temp: 36.6 C Pain scale: 8 Pain related to increased uterine contractions and pressure on pelvic structures as evidenced by reports of pain with a pain scale of 8 (10...

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Psychology Paper on Pain

Pain Veronica Tran Essay #1 Psy 1 (#48954) Pain Everyone everywhere will experience pain; whether it is everyday or once a week. Paper cuts, pinches, or even simply jamming your fingers between your door, are all painful accidents. Pain is the undesirable feeling; the red alert which signals our attention to something unfavorable happening to our bodies. Our bodies can detect pain by nocioceptors. Nocioceptors are special nerve receptors designed for stimuli that are encountered as painful...

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Vague Complaints of Pain

Study #2 - Vague complaints of pain in the Emergency Department Susan M. Hewitt RN, CEN The Robert B. Miller College BSRN-340-Pharmacology for Nursing Care Instructor: Mr. James Middleton February 26th, 2009 Case Study #2 – Vague complaints of pain in the Emergency Department Many people that come to the emergency department who complain of pain are usually vague about their symptoms. Other people over-react and could win an Oscar nomination for their pain presentation. People who...

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Reiki Therapy for Pain Management

Reiki Therapy for Pain Management M. Adams University of Central Florida Topic Reiki is a form of energy healing in which the practitioner uses light touch to channel the flow of energy to promote healing, relaxation, and overall wellness (Richeson, Spross, Lutz & Peng, 2011). Reiki has its roots in Japan as a method of therapeutic healing (Ernst, Lee & Pittler, 2008). It is believed to have originated in Tibet thousands of years ago and renewed in the...

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Paracetamol and Rheumatic Pain Management

Journal Article Critique HCA 220 Kayla Dye 3/3/2013 Wanda Carter This article explains what pains the elderly suffer from. Musculoskeletal pain in mentioned to be the most common. It mentions the causes being rheumatic pain, different types of arthritis, and non curable conditions such as tendonitis and bursitis. It states that pain management can either be treated with pharmaceuticals or non pharmaceuticals. Education of the patient of treatment is important in order to maintain good health...

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Cancer pain management

 Cancer Pain Management Cancer Pain Management Cancer is rapidly becoming a chronic illness, and an estimated that 10 million individuals in the United States are survivors of cancer (Sun, Borneman, Piper, Koczywas, & Ferrell, 2008). According to 2008, cancer statistics from the American Cancer Society, about 565,650 people die in the United States from cancer every year. Approximately 1.6 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed...

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Holistic Pain Management

Holistic Pain Management Holistic self-care methods are a viable alternative to drug-dependent side effects, and expensive, hi-tech intervention. Pain is a widespread affliction in the population of the United States. A result most often of disease, injury, or surgery, physical pain ranges in severity from the short-term acute pain associated with bumped knees, scraped elbows, and minor burns to deep, chronic pain resulting from nerve damage or unspecified causes. In a National...

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Pain management in elderly

frequency and amount of emesis. Pain Management: 1. -Common myths of older adult pain: “Pain is a natural part of aging”. - Loss of myelinated and unmyelinated fibers in the peripheral nervous system contributes to reduced peripheral nerve function and diminished pain perception. - Older pt.’s respond to pain differently than younger people; have slower metabolism and greater ration of body fat to muscle: small doses of analgesic agents may be sufficient to relieve pain and be effective longer. (Pg...

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Pain: a Part of Life

"There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the of hurrying existence. There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man of woman for ever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer-committed to no sound except that of low moans in the night, seen in no writing except that made on the face by the slow months of suppressed anguish and early morning tears. Many an inherited sorrow that...

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Acupuncture for Pain Management

Acupuncture for Pain Management Everyone at one point in his or her life has felt pain. Image if you had constant pain with no relieve in site. With acupuncture, relief is just a thin wire away. Scientists are not ready to admit that acupuncture works in pain management. However, studies have shown that acupuncture can modifies the perception of pain and how it is processed by the brain. Through neuroimaging and genomics, scientists can see the changes within the brain’s pain center. They...

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Natural Pain Reliever

effectiveness of red chili peppers as a topical natural pain reliever, compared to the commercial pain-relieving oils, creams and liniments, and also to know if it can be a good alternative to the artificial anti-inflammatory drugs. Three (3) different frequencies of applications were done to three (3) sample persons, and these are: 3 times a day, 4 times a day and 5 times a day, all for a duration of one (1) week. A commercially-bought pain reliever (Omega Pain Killer) was used for comparison. ...

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Pediatric Pain Management

Pediatric Pain Management Immaculata University Pediatric Pain Management Pain is a subjective phenomenon. Young children are often not able to properly express their levels of pain, which has become a growing problem for pediatric units across the nation. Pain management is an obstacle nurses come face to face with on a daily basis. Managing pain of patients who have the ability to verbalize what they are feeling can be easier to treat then those who cannot. Providing effective pain management...

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Back Pain

IGNORE THE PAIN. PHYSIOTHERAPISTS WILL CORRECTLY ASSESS THE PROBLEM AND PROVIDE SAFE & EFFECTIVE TREATMENT. Roughly 70 to 85 percent of people have experienced back pain at some point in their lives. Many cases of lower back pain are the result of a muscle strain. The good news is that such back pain generally heals quickly in a few weeks or months. Depending on the causes of lower back pain treatments can vary from person to person, so it is generally advisable to get a comprehensive back pain diagnosis...

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Pain Management

problem of management of acute and chronic pain. The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects proper pain management on nursing practice, population most effected by chronic and acute pain, ways to improve pain management from a nursing perspective. Practice Setting Problem The proper managing of acute and chronic pain is a hot topic in the field of nursing. The poor management of pain by nursing is well a documented problem. Of the five vital signs pain is the most subjective of them all....

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Pain vs Pleasure

Dualism/Behaviorism for Pain and Pleasure People have a difficult time accepting that emotions as well as sensations exist on a continuous basis. Generally one type of emotion must exist and be experiential and the other polar opposite emotion must also exist and be experiential. This means you cannot have pleasure without pain, and that you cannot have pain without pleasure. People seem to be under the impression that an eternal pleasurable experience is possible without any reference to pain whatsoever...

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ineffective nurses role in pain management

Ineffective nurse’s role in pain management in Jordanian hospitals. Problem statement Pain is a common problem among patients and it effects on patients' quality of life. Effective pain management is a critical issue in health care, and it gives a significant indicator for a quality of care services which were provided to the patient. Literatures and reports revealed that the majority of patients continue to experience unnecessary pain and they receive inadequate pain management. Nurses...

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Investigatory Project (Lemongrass as Pain Reliever)

Title: Lemongrass: Menstrual Pain Reliever B. Introduction * I. Background of the Study: According to some researchers, dysmenorrhea is the medical term for pain with menstruation. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: “primary” and “secondary”. Many of the women suffer this, causing them to refrain themselves in doing their usual activities. (acc.SOGC) To prevent the pain that this sickness cause, they intake what we call supplements. Though the fact that these pain relievers are very effective...

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Pain and Suffering: a Biblical Perspective

Dr. Dvorak Philosophy of Religion November 5, 2004 Pain and Suffering: A Biblical Perspective There are fundamental flaws with regards to pain and suffering and how religion attempts to defines its inception. The Quran states that "True, there is Pain and suffering at the terminal end of an illness, but we believe there is reward from God for those who patiently persevere in suffering" (39:10 and 31:17, par. 2). On two occasions, according to the Gospels, Jesus had the opportunity to explain...

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Pain Assessment

No evidence exists to suggest that older individuals perceive pain to a lesser degree or that sensitivity is diminished. Although pain is a common experience among individuals 65 years of age and older, it is not a normal process of aging. Pain indicates pathology or injury. Pain should never be considered something to tolerate or accept in one's later years. Unfortunately, many clinicians and older adults wrongfully assume that pain should be expected in aging, which leads to less aggressive treatment...

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Pain Management

Pain Management Joshi, G., & Kehlet, H. (2013). Procedure-specific Pain Management: The Road to Improve Postsurgical Pain Management?. Anesthesiology, 118(4), 780-782. . This article explained that good pain management is known to produce many benefits for the postoperative patient. However, the article goes on to explain that treating postoperative pain is still a major issue with inadequate postoperative patient pain relief remaining high. The article discussed how the Joint Commission declared...

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Definition of Pain

such emotions, pain is a combatant of positive and negative change. To look at happiness, you see acts of kindness and good, whereas anger more often then not causes nothing but trouble. However, pain does two things; pain is one of the most prevalent causes of human change, and is a provoker of human deterioration. With everything people say about pain, generalizing it to some common and minimalist thing, the first thing to be explained is what pain is not. Pain is not measurable. Pain is not something...

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Unit 212 Provide Support To Manage Pain And Discomfort

 Unit 212 Provide Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort Outcome 1 Understand approaches to managing pain and discomfort 1.1 Holistic care takes care of the whole person not just the physical needs (eg. Pain) but it also their mental and emotional needs (eg. Being afraid, not knowing what’s wrong), their social needs and their spiritual needs. This is important because the purpose is to ensure the individual is comfortable and brings peace and dignity as well as supports the individual’s family....

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The Pain Scale

9/7/2012 English 101 On a scale from 1 to 10 "The Pain Scale" by Eula Biss is a very controversial and interesting piece of writing in which Bliss attempts to determine a scale to measure her pain. However, the writer begins to realize that the duty of associating pain with a number and measurement is much harder than it appears due to the fact that she is unsure what it truly means to "measure things". The practice of giving pain a set of numbers was introduced by the hospice movement in...

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Robert Frost, James Langston Hughes, and Emily Dickinson Deal with Pain

Different Aspects of Pain Pain is a subject to which all people can relate. There are many different types of pain, and people react to these pains in various ways. Pain is also caused from many different sources. It could be from grief, stress, or a significant event that occurs in one’s life. Pain is defined in the Dictionary as “mental or emotional suffering or torment.” The poetry of Robert Frost, James Langston Hughes, and Emily Dickinson all display different aspects of pain. Robert Lee Frost...

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The Assessment and Management of Pain in the Demented and Non-Demented Elderly Patient

R…Teixeira, M.L. (2010): Pain: elderly patients. Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2011; 69(2-B): 387-394. The authors reviewed various double blind, randomized, controlled trials along with their systematic reviews to evaluate different methods of assessing and managing pain in demented and non-demented elderly people. They utilized articles published in Scopus, Pubmed and Web of Science from the years 1966 to 2010. In this literature they reviewed the physiology of pain in the elderly and the...

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Pain Management and Quality of Life for Sickle Cell Disease Patients

Pain Management and Quality of Life for Sickle Cell Disease Patients Cynthia Evans Mississippi College Pain Management and Quality of Life for Sickle Cell Disease Patients This is a review of literature examining how frequent recurring episodes of pain affect the quality of life in the sickle cell disease patients. Several studies conducted concerning pain management and quality of life for sickle cell disease patients indicate additional studies needed. Identifying additional effective...

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Pain: a Concept Analysis

Pain: A Concept Analysis Pain is a complex and multidimensional phenomenon that is subjective and unique to each individual. Pain is difficult to describe and often hard to measure; however, most healthcare professionals agree that pain is whatever the patient describes it to be. Pain is one of the most frequently used nursing diagnosis and is the most common problem for which patients in the clinical setting seek help (Cheng, Foster, & Huang, 2003). Unrelieved pain can have a profound impact on...

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Concept Analysis of Pain

Concept Analysis of Pain Kwanei Holloway Austin Peay State University Abstract Pain has always been a major factor in healthcare. This paper will describe pain as it relates to nursing, medicine, and physical therapy. All of the information gathered is analyzed in reference to how pain relates to hospital stay, rehabilitation, and prevention. I will ultimately give an overall picture of the importance of pain and how it relates to nursing as well as other disciplines. Introduction This paper...

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Pain Assessment Tool

Pain and Tool Development Pain is defined as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage” (International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 1986). However twentieth century theories support the rationale that “Pain is a multidimensional phenomenon and includes the patient’s emotions, behaviours and functionality both physically and mentally in response to the pain” (Osborn et al, 2009 Pg.335). The...

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Pain and Yoga Application Paper

health and well-being (Weil, n.d.). A study in the journal Spine (Williams et al., 2009) indicates the benefits of yoga as a treatment for back pain and confirms the importance of staying active when rehabilitating the spine and seeking pain relief, a point that may initially seem counterintuitive to patients but should not be lost. In the study, 90 back pain sufferers (aged 23 to 66) were split into two groups, with one group performing 90-minutes of Iyengar yoga twice a week for six months and the...

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A Hero of Our Time: a Short Analysis of Human Complacency with Suffering and Pain

Jeremiah Morales Morales 1 IB World Literature Ms. Gibbs December 21, 2011 A Hero of Our Time: Human Complacency with Suffering and Pain Throughout A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov speculates greatly the validity of human friendships. Through his protagonist, Grigory Alexandrovich Pechorin, Lermontov reveals friendship to be a parasitic sort of relationship, one member of the...

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acute pain care plan

Company. Pain. November 5, 2013. Elselvier. Retrieved from http://www.us.elselvierhealth.com. Vallerand, A. (2013). Davis’s drug guide for nurses, (13th ed.) Philiadelphia:P.A. Davis Company. Nursing Diagnosis Acute pain related inflammation secondary to Diverticulitis m/b pt rating pain a “6” on a scale of 0-10, pt guarding abdomen with movements, and facial grimacing with position change. Outcomes(s) Pt will have decreased pain as evidence by pt rating pain a 3 or less...

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Assessment of Pain

Assessment of pain http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-specialisms/pain-management/assessment-of-pain/1861174.article 18 September, 2008 | By Sharon Wood Assessment and diagnosis for succesful pain management To provide optimal patient care, nurses require appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes towards pain, pain assessment and its management. This must be based on the best available evidence to prevent patients from suffering harm (NMC, 2008 ). It is unacceptable for patients...

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Pain Neuromatrix and the Physiotherapy Patient

is a term used to describe the interconnected maze of nerves that carry the painful stimulus to all the different areas of the brain such as the central cortex, thalamus and limbic system that are involved in perceiving, reacting to and regulating pain. (Keefe, Abernethy & Campbell 2005, Melzack 2005, 2001, 1999, Moseley 2003) Essentially three different areas of information feed into the neuromatrix. 1. Sensory information from our physical body (skin, muscle, organs etc). 2. Cognitive...

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Aesthetics Pain and Suffering Books: “Waiting for the Barbarians” by J.M. Coetze “Nervous Conditions” by Tsitsi Dangarembga

AESTHETICS Pain and Suffering Books: “Waiting for the Barbarians” by J.M. Coetze “Nervous Conditions” by Tsitsi Dangarembga AISTHETICS Pain and suffering… What comes into your mind when you read these words? You probably just told yourself “I don’t want to read this”. Well, it is true that our minds connect pain with torture and scenes of horror. But let’s see how the two novels presented the theme of pain. In the first novel that we studied in class, “Waiting...

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Phantom Pain and Limbs

This feeling, referred to as "phantom pain" or "stump hallucination", is a frustrating sensation to an amputee. For some amputees, these phantom sensations may be no more than painless distractions of pressure, warmth, and cold that do not interfere with their everyday lives. Some patients have even reported having phantom pleasures; an "orgasmic" feeling in a missing limb. For the majority of amputees, about 50% to 80% (Sherman), they experience phantom pains that vary in classification from cramping...

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Pain - Critical Analysis

Pain is a multidimensional phenomenon that varies with each individual and each painful experience (Watson, Garfinkel, Gallop, Stevens, & Strenier, 2000). Within the past 20 years there have been dramatic advances in pain control (Carr, 1997). However, under treatment of pain continues to be a major public health problem (Berry & Dahl, 2000). McCaffery and Pasero (1999) noted that barriers to pain management are numerous and complex. The aim of this critical analysis is to explore some barriers...

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Compare and Contrast “Disabled” by Wilfred Owen and “Out, Out-”by Robert Frost. in What Ways Do They Explore the Theme of Pain and Suffering?

COMPARE AND CONTRAST “DISABLED” BY WILFRED OWEN AND “OUT, OUT-”BY ROBERT FROST. IN WHAT WAYS DO THEY EXPLORE THE THEME OF PAIN AND SUFFERING? These two poems are very different in terms of syntax, structure and actions, but the tone is the same in each. Both poems make us pity the young boys who were forced to grow up before their time, not understanding the possible consequences of their actions. They are connected in this way despite being thrown out of life differently (and because of different...

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End of Life Peace Without Pain

End of Life: Peace without Pain Jacqueline R. Reviel Loyola University New Orleans End of Life Peace without Pain Pain management during end of life care is crucial to the comfort and peace of the patient and their family. “With better pain control, dying patients live longer and better. Pain shortens life. Relief of pain extends life” (Zerwekh et al., 2006, p.317). The nurse must educate about (a) disease pathology, (b) signs & symptoms, (c) interventions, (d) medications, (e) alternative...

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Geriatric Pain Management & Nursing Implications

Pain Management in the Elderly Pain is a complex, subjective, and unpleasant sensation derived from sensory stimuli and modified by memory, expectations and emotions (Merck & Co., Inc., 1995). It is a multidimensional and universally experienced phenomenon, however, the reactions and sensitivity to pain varies widely among individuals, especially for the geriatric population (65 years and older). Pain is a common experience for many elderly individuals that has negative consequences on their...

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Barriers to and Faciliators for Post Op Pain Management

Post-Operative Pain Control Jenifer S. McFarlane Grand Canyon University: NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research December 2, 2012 Unrelieved post-operative pain is one of the leading clinical challenges in the health care field. Despite vast research and numerous analgesic approaches in the management of pain, members of the health care profession continue to struggle in controlling or minimizing it in post-operative patients. Statistics indicate that about 43 million...

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acute pain nursing care plan

Nursing Diagnosis 1. Acute pain R/T: inflammation and obstruction of the gallbladder AEB: patient verbalizes abdominal pain of 7/10, grimaces, rubs his stomach, BP 158/79, T990F 2. Deficient knowledge R/T: lack of knowledge about the importance of incentive spirometer AEB: patient says that he does not know how to use and needs to know more about its importance. 3. Risk for deficient fluid volume R/T: restricted intake 4. Risk for imbalanced nutrition less than body requirement R/T: impaired...

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Dashboard Analysis and Nursing Plan for Pain Response

 Dashboard Analysis and Nursing Plan for Pain Response NURS 4005 Section 04, Topics in Clinical Nursing 09/21/2014 Dashboard Analysis and Nursing Plan for Pain Response In information technology, a dashboard is a user interface that, somewhat resembles an automobile's dashboard, organizing and presenting information in a way that is easy to read. Healthcare dashboards are designed to show the performance of key activities that directly...

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Unit 25health

conditions and some individuals combine acupuncture with their treatment. Acupuncture has a range of advantages and is usually treated for common conditions such as: • headache and migraine • chronic pain, including neck and back pain • joint pain • dental pain • post-operative pain • post-operative nausea and vomiting • allergies, including hay fever and eczema • fatigue • depression and anxiety • digestive disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ...

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Approach to Cancer Care

cancers are more advanced (bigger and more widespread), but in many cases they can still be treated. Cancer and its treatment can cause several complications and side effects from treatments including: · Pain. Pain can be caused by cancer or by cancer treatment. Most cancer-related pain can be treated effectively. · Fatigue. Fatigue in people with cancer has many causes, but it can often be managed. Fatigue associated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatments is common, but it's usually...

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Accupuncture for back pain

hospital pain-management clinic specialising in back pain A viability study for the proposed hiring of a trained acupuncture practitioner Prepared for: Pain management clinic specialling in back pain Prepared by: Iain McKay Toowoomba 27 SEPTEMBER 2013 Executive Summary The purpose of this report is to make argument both for and against acupuncture when treating back pain. Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine. Acupuncture involves inserting needles into acupuncture point on the...

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Pain Assessment Tools in Pacu

Aim I am going to compare and contrast 3 pain assessment tools, which would be appropriate for use in our clinical area, using current literature, benchmarks and practice guidelines. If pain is what the person tell he is (McCaffery M, Pasero, 1999) therefore pain assessment tools should be based on the patient’s own perception of their pain and its severity. But sometimes it's difficult to express the pain that we feel into words. Pain assessment tools have two main categories: multi-dimensional...

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Sample Informative Speech Outline

Purpose: To inform my audience about the different forms of pain management used during childbirth. Central Idea: Pain management is an important aspect of childbirth that women need to educate themselves on so they can make an informed decision when choosing which method they will use. Introduction I. You hear screams, moaning, words of insanity; you may feel terrified or overwhelmed with pain. A. Do you have the flu? B. No, you’re in labor! II...

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Negative Case Against Euthanasia

from untreatable pain.               *There is untreatable pain               *Thousands of terminally ill patients in pain Claim 1: A large part of what are improperly labeled as terminally ill patients do not suffer pain, and those who do suffer, it is definitely treatable by palliative care. Matthew E. Conolly, M.D. November 4 1989. Alternative to Euthanasia: Pain Management. Nightingale Alliance. www.nightingalealliance.org/pdf/Altern_to_Euthanasia.pdf “Pain looms large in the...

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The Great Power of Music

treatment for chronic pain (Adjemian, 2006). According to a paper in the Journal of Advance Nursing (n.d.) as cited in Adjemian (2006), music has the ability to reduce chronic pain by up to 21%. People who suffered from chronic pain listen to music everyday can improve physical and psychological symptoms. Nordqvist (2006) states that a variety of different music selection and styles can help patient who suffering from chronic and nonmalignant pain. Patient who suffered from chronic pain in multiple areas...

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Analysing a Journal Article Using Qualitative Research Method

available but not enough research majored on how patient controlled analgesia (PCA) works from the nurse’s viewpoint. This qualitative research study scrutinised surgical nurse’s awareness of patient controlled analgesia as a good approach for handling pain in a tertiary care hospital. It outlines and explores relation between nurse and patient, the experience of nurses, how nurses practice, patient control and patient’s experiences. The literature review highlights what is already known about the subject...

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Essay Against Animal Testing

experiments that do not cause pain. In 2002, 489,262 animals (not including mice, rats, and birds because nobody knows for certain how many of these animals were used) were used in research that was painful, distressful, or both. Although, most of these animals were given something to take the pain away or help them get over the pain quickly. 103,764 of the animals made to feel pain were not given anything to reduce their pain and suffering. Although some of this pain was slight-like getting an injection...

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Endometriosis: The Nursing Process

information will be covered here. Endometriosis: The Nursing Process Endometriosis is a reproductive disease affecting 1%-2% of women in their late 20s to 30s (Ignatavicius, Workman, 2006). This disease causes numerous problems in afflicted women, from pain to infertility. This paper will discuss what endometriosis is, what causes the disease, how this disease works in the body, what signs and symptoms a nurse can expect, what assessments and interventions should be planned, what diagnostic testing and...

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Management of Croup

problems and more emphasis is to be made on documentation. Assessment and management of pain in children in A&E – are we doing it the right way? Pain management is one of the most important components in patient care. The severity of the pain should be assessed effectively and weight based analgesia should be given. The BAEM Clinical Effectiveness Committee standard of analgesia for moderate & severe pain within 20 minutes of arrival in A&E should be applied to children in all A&E Departments ...

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