Nurses and Pain Management
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The first part of this paper examines the background and reviews the current literature regarding pain management. The next part then examines the key pain management issues and the pros and cons of establishing pain management standards.The paper then examines these proposed guidelines from a nursing viewpoint in line with the 2001 Code of Ethics, as well as the ANA's "Nursing's agenda for the future." Next, the paper addresses how a proposed set of pain management guidelines affects nursing practices and the practice of health care, in general. In the last section, the paper makes further recommendations on how pain management strategies could be tailored to facilitate the practice of nursing.
From the Paper:"Pain management takes a backseat in a variety of medical specialties. Tanabe and Buschmann (1999), for example, found that 78 percent of patients experience severe pain in the emergency room. Furthermore, clinicians often followed a standard pain treatment program that did not take into account the severity of an individual patient's pain. As a result, many patients did not receive adequate pain medication, despite the availability of pharmacologic solutions."
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