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This paper discusses pain management, particularly in sickle cell disease. The paper describes the way that effective pain management can not only reduce physical discomfort, but also promote quality of life. The paper then describes the challenges of managing pain in sickle cell diseases, where the pain is chronic, however also has acute episodes.
From the Paper:"Lived Experience of Sickle Cell Disease and Health Promotion Introduction Effective pain management not only reduces physical discomfort but also promotes quality of life. Nurses have the ethical and professional duty of managing pain and enhancing quality of life for their patients. However, with sickle cell disease, since chronic pain is combined with episodes of acute pain, pain management becomes a real challenge (Tanyi, 2003). The research question underlying this literature review is: how can a patient's pain be adequately managed and their quality of life improved during a hospital stay? The phenomenon of interest in this paper is pain management and how it is the key for improving quality of life."
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Pain Management (2005, December 01) Retrieved August 08, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/essay/pain-management-87272/
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