Internet Analysis of Pain Management Analytical Essay by Nicky

Internet Analysis of Pain Management
A look at information available on the Web about pain management.
# 146752 | 1,440 words | 5 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 14, 2011 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Aging (General)

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This paper is based on an assignment to locate and evaluate Internet sources on pain management. This was to be done in the context of a scenario of finding alternative treatments to manage the pain of a cancer patient. Additionally, the caregiver attempted to encourage the patient to try alternative methods, but the patient was resistant to this approach. According to the paper, the outcome desired was to have an alternative pain management plan in place prior to the decline of the patient's condition. The paper also evaluates the Internet resources that were located, with an emphasis on website accuracy and credibility. The paper concludes by offering suggestions on how a patient may be more open to accepting alternative pain management methods.


Chosen Topic/Patient Scenario
Patient's Learning Need
Learning Objective
Website Accuracy
Current Update/Ease of Use
Website Choice

From the Paper:

"The patient though interested, is reluctant to believe that alternative treatments might work better or as supplement pain medication but is willing to look at evidence provided by the nurse, in connection with her daughter's request. The patient, on more than one occasion has expressed the desire to spend quality time with her children, and other family while she is ill, rather than feeling as if she is "out of her mind" on medication or in severe pain. This assertion shows me as the nurse that the patient would likely be interested in and be compliant with non-pharmacological/supplemental program or plan to avoid taking additional pain medication, if she does not have to. The patient and her daughter would like to know if massage, acupressure, acupuncture (if available in the home), limited movement techniques, massage and or guided imagery or other psychological means would be effective in the development of a pain plan. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alternative Medicine Foundation: Pain Management: An Alternative and Complementary Medicine Resource Guide at:
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Pain Management at:
  • Levin, R. F. & Feldman, H. R. (Eds.). (2006). Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: A Guide for Academic and Clinical Settings. New York: Springer.
  • Menefee, L. A. PhD; Monti, D. A. MD (Nov 2005) Nonpharmacologic and Complementary Approaches to Cancer Pain Management Journal of the American Osteopathy Association 105 (suppl 5) 15-20
  • Smeltzer, S.C., & Bare, B. G. (2008) Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing, North American Edition: In Two Volumes 11th Edition. New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

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MLA Format

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