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...tions as prescribed and the side effects that might come with them. According to Nursing Times, nurses believe that education is vital in reducing hospitalization and improving the quality of life for patients. “Nurses need to get in the habit of thinking about patient education as a way of providing nursing care beyond here and now” (Smith and Zsohar, 2013). The rationale behind patient education is the importance of patient compliance, and in hopes of preventing further hospitalizations. Nurse will evaluate the patient’s response to pain and management strategies. This is essential to assist in the effect of pain relief measures. Inconsistencies with behavior or appearance and what the patient says about pain relief (or lack of) may be a reflection of other methods the patient might use to cope with pain instead of relieving the pain itself (Wayne, 2016).
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