Pain Management Comparison Essay by hicaliber

Pain Management
An analysis of the effects of culture on pain management, as seen through interviews with two patients of different cultural backgrounds.
# 94436 | 2,286 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 29, 2007 in Anthropology (Cultural) , English (Comparison) , Medical and Health (Drugs)

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This paper presents a detailed examination of pain management, using medications and alternative methods. The writer explores two cases through interviews and compares and contrasts the patient's feelings about pain, the ability to manage it and the methods that they used to manage the pain. The writer compares their different cultural background and argues that often attitudes towards pain are directly related to cultural exposure.

Table of Contents:
Doris (White Middle-Aged Female)
Sara (Black Young Adult Female)
Similarities and Differences
Possible Reasons For The Differences In The Interviewees
Assessment Tools
Concerns About Opiates

Sample of Sources Used:

  • A prescription for pain: opiate dependency on the rise. Los Angeles Business Journal; 10/14/2002; Waismann, Clare
  • Cultural differences in pain management. Radiologic Technology; 3/1/1997; Giger, Joyce Newman
  • NSAIDs vs. opiates for pain in acute renal colic.(Cochrane Briefs) American Family Physician; 11/1/2004; Ebell, Mark H.
  • Understand and control your patients' pain: a guide to how pain medication works and how to choose the best therapy for your patients.(OPTOMETRIC STUDY CENTER) Review of Optometry; 6/15/2003; Bozich, Sandra
  • Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. Oakbrook Terrace, Ill: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; 1996.

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