Pain Management: How to Make it Go Away Term Paper by Nicky

Pain Management: How to Make it Go Away
This paper is a discussion of pain management and ways to handle it.
# 148117 | 1,683 words | 6 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Sep 02, 2011 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General)


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Description:

The paper opens with a discussion of the two forms of pain; acute and chronic. It continues on to discuss ways to manage this pain, ways to nurse it and when to see a doctor. The next section is a discussion of how to help those experiencing pain, such as hospitalized children, older adults and cancer patients. The paper concludes that pain management is largely the responsibility of health care professionals.

Outline:
Introduction
The issue and relevance of pain management
Review of literature
Summary and conclusion

From the Paper:

"The tests found that caregivers with high-level of knowledge about pain management encountered significantly fewer barriers to cancer pain management. They were less likely to under-treat the patients' cancer pain. Consequently, they had significantly less apprehension that increased pain meant progression of the cancer. They were also less bothered that reports of pain would interfere with or disturb treatment of the cancer by the physician. Findings compared with that of a previous study on hospice caregivers. That earlier study found that caregivers with lower educational levels and older caregivers tended more to believe that reporting would distract the physician from treating the cancer. A large percentage of these hospice caregivers harbored misconceptions and concerns about reporting the patients' pain and the use of analgesics.
In this current study on primary caregivers of cancer patients also expressed fear about opioid side effects, pain as an indicator of cancer progression and the fear of addiction to pain-killers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kirk, T. W. (2007). Managing pain, managing ethics. 8 (1):25-34. Pain Management Nursing: Elsevier Science, Inc. Retrieved on April 15, 2009 from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/557072
  • Kortesluoma, R.L, Nikkonen, M. ,and Serlo, W ( 2008). "You just have to make the pain go away" - children's experiences of pain. 9 (4); 143-9. Pain Management Nursing: Elsevier Science, Inc. Retrieved on April 15, 2009 from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/585567
  • McDonald, D. D, et al (2008). Older adult pain communication and the brief pain Inventory short form. 9 (4); 156-159. Pain Management Nursing: Elsevier Science,Inc. Retrieved on April 15, 2009 from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/585568
  • Thomas, S. A. (2009). What is pain management? The Spine Universe; Spineuniverse.com. Retrieved on April 15, 2009 from http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article3336.html
  • --------------- (2008). The role of pain management specialist. Retrieved on April 15, 2009 from http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article3337.html

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Pain Management: How to Make it Go Away (2011, September 02) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/pain-management-how-to-make-it-go-away-148117/

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