Homeostasis

Homeostasis and Pain Management

This paper critically evaluates the pain management that can be administered to Mrs. Elli Baker, a geriatric patient. Managing Pain in a Geriatric Patient Experiencing Multisystem Failure Pain is a frequent complaint for the elderly generation. The Merck Manual (2011) indicates that as the numbers of older individuals continues to surge, chronic diseases and frailty, […]

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Health Psychology – theories of pain, pain assessment

Pain is an unpleasant sensation which can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony (MedicineNet, 2000). People interpret pain through previous experiences and it causes emotional responses such as feelings of irritation, anger and depression. pain is also associated with tissue damage, if a person cuts themselves they will feel pain as the body has […]

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Reducing the Perception of Pain

Pain is a common problem. In some cases, pain serves as a warning system that alerts the individual to danger or to the need to take some action. The pain of touching a hot stove, for example, is a warning that the stove could burn the skin and a reminder to be more careful. Some […]

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Pain Management in the ED

Mrs. H was a middle aged woman suffering from chronic migraines. She was being treated by a psychiatric neurologist for the condition. The physician was treating her with various medications, and had contracted with her that she would only take narcotic medications that he prescribed for her, and she would not visit the emergency department […]

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Pain assessment and management

Pain is generally considered as a fifth vital sign. It is an unpleasant sensation or response to a certain stimulus with or without an indefinable cause (De Lisa, 1998). It is a subjective perception which may be associated with definite or probable tissue damage (De Lisa, 1998; NCI, 2007). Being a multifaceted experience, pain encompasses […]

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Pain assessment and management

I. Introduction As concerns have grown about the poor quality of life patients experience during the progressive illness, broadening the concept of palliative care beyond the hospice has begun to take hold in health care settings across the country (Jones, 2001). Palliative care is an approach to care for the seriously ill that has long […]

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Pain after periodontal scaling and root planing

One of the most common symptoms experienced after the patients undergoes periodontal scaling and root planing (SRP) is pain and discomfort. However, very little research had been conducted in the past to determine the duration and the severity of the pain. Previously, studies have been conducted to determine the severity of discomfort experienced by the […]

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Pain Assessment and Management

Introduction: “Pain is the deepest furrow in the knotted brow of agony,” rightly said the noted physician, Oliver Wendell Holmes. Pain is a complex sense, and its magnitude in human ordinary experience is considered to be immense. According to Margo, McCaffery, and Pasero (1999, P. 16) pain is defined by the American Pain Society (APS) […]

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Pain Vs Pleasure Example #2

People have a difficult time accepting that emotions as well as sensations exist on a continuous basis. Generally one type of emotion must exist and be experiential and the other polar opposite emotion must also exist and be experiential. This means you cannot have pleasure without pain, and that you cannot have pain without pleasure. […]

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Pain vs Pleasure

People have a difficult time accepting that emotions as well as sensations exist on a continuous basis. Generally one type of emotion must exist and be experiential and the other polar opposite emotion must also exist and be experiential. This means you cannot have pleasure without pain, and that you cannot have pain without pleasure. […]

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