Pain Essays

  • Pain And Neuropathic Pain

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    Pain is universal and personal to those who are experiencing it. It is subjectively measured on a scale of 0-10 with zero being no pain and 10 being the worst pain ever. This can be problematic for patients and doctors because this score can be understated or overstated. Doctors will make quick decisions based on this score. Patients might feel not believed because only they can feel the pain. However, untreated pain symptoms may be associated with impaired activities of daily life and decreased

  • Pain

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    Abstract Pain affects every living creature at some point in their lives, but we actually know very little about the systems involved in pain. The subjective nature of pain and a dearth of effective tests add extra challenges to the study of pain. Harmful stimulus drives complex mechanisms into action during the pain response. Many chemicals and hormones are affected by this response and, in turn, affect organ systems and bodily function. Prolonged episodes of stress and unresolved pain can lead

  • pain

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    Toby-Finn, a 21 year-old Caucasian gentleman, is presented to the Emergency Department with a chief complaint of severe abdominal pain. Toby-Finn, who is a full time college student was just discharged three days ago from the Medical Surgical Unit status post laparoscopy appendectomy. Upon arrival to the Emergency Department, Toby-Finn has a computed tomography of the abdomen, and he is diagnosed with Ischemic Necrosis of Small Bowel, and required to go under another abdominal surgery. Toby-Finn

  • Pain

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    Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that inevitably everyone in society will experience at some stage throughout his or her lifespan, and every individuals experience will differ from that of another’s (Mac Lellan, 2006). This maybe due to any number of factors that can affect an individual, such as age, gender, emotional state, culture, or previous encounters with pain (Funnell, Koutoukidis, & Lawrence, 2005). In this reflective assignment I will discuss not only

  • Acute Pain: The Definition Of Pain

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    IASP’s definition of pain is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage” (H. Merskey and N. Bogduk 1994). Pain however is much broader and can be further classified by its duration or pathophysiology. Most commonly pain can be classified as acute or chronic. Acute pain is a essential warning sign that helps the host protect itself from a potentially dangerous environment. The unset of acute pain is sudden and it

  • The Emotional Pain: The Definition Of Pain

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    Pain is something that should not be taken lightly. Whenever someone says “I am in pain” or something along those lines people are so quick to assume that they are in physical pain. Then when they expect someone to say my leg or my arm hurts, and someone says they are facing emotional pain, they do not know how to react. Pain is so much more than breaking a bone or getting stitches. The dictionary definition claims that pain is “physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury.” The dictionary

  • Pain Pathways And Theories Of Pain

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    Pain Pathways and Theories According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), (2016), pain is described as an undesirable sensory and emotional exposure related to actual or potential tissue injury. Pain is a subjective experience and is the most common reason for a person to seek medical help. Pain is a conscious sensation that is picked up by specialized nociceptive neurons and conducted to the Central nervous system (IASP, 2016). Pain is a physiological, emotional, and

  • The Pathways of Pain

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    Pathways of Pain In 1931, the French medical missionary Dr. Albert Schweitzer wrote, "Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself." Today, pain has become the universal disorder, a serious and costly public health issue, and a challenge for family, friends, and health care providers who must give support to the individual suffering from the physical as well as the emotional consequences of pain (1). Early humans related pain to evil, magic, and demons. Relief of pain was the

  • Through the Pain

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    In her short story “The Last Day in the Field” Gordon portrays Aleck as the typical elderly gentleman, whose leg due to age begins to pain. Even with his leg pain, on the last day of the hunting season, Aleck goes hunting with Joe, a younger gentleman, whom Aleck feels compelled to treat as a son. Throughout the hunt the knowledge Aleck gives to Joe is not as valuable as the life lessons he is unintentionally teaching through his actions. In “the Last Day in the Field”, Caroline Gordon uses language

  • Pain Assessment

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    PAIN ASSESSMENT IN THE NON-COMMUNICATIVE CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS IN THE ICU. Introduction Pain is a common and distressing indication in critically ill patients(Mindy Stites, 2013). It is a substantial challenge in critically ill adults, especially those who are not capable of communicating their pain level. During critical illness, many aspects change verbal communication with patients including tracheal intubations, reduced level of consciousness and administration of sedation and analgesia

  • Measuring Pain

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    Measuring Pain 1. 1. Sensory - intensity, duration, threshold, tolerance, location, etc 2. 2. Neurophysiological - brainwave activity, heart rate, etc 3. 3. Emotional and motivational - anxiety, anger, depression, resentment, etc 4. 4. Behavioural - avoidance of exercise, pain complaints, etc 5. 5. Impact on lifestyle - marital distress, changes in sexual behaviour 6. 6. Information processing - problem solving skills, coping styles, health beliefs Techniques used to collect

  • Pain Management

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    old female experiencing pain after a fall, which led to a broken wrist and a laceration to her forehead. This acute pain has led to loss of appetite, decreased energy level, and disinterest. Before her fall, she had previous acute pain related to compression fractures in her spine. Her knowledge of pain management before her fall was insufficient. Teaching my patient how to manage her pain will hopefully lead to better health. Teaching my patient how to maintain her pain would aid in improving her

  • Pain Management

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    What is pain? If you ask someone to tell you the definition of pain they will typically state something that hurts. Registered nurses should know the definition of pain and how it can be identified on their patients. However, Abdalrahim, Majali, Stomberg, and Bergbom (2010) propose that nurses did not receive adequate education in pain management and suggest the lack of knowledge hinders their ability to adequately control their patients’ pain. Therefore, the unethical treatment of pain can be

  • Pain on the Playground

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    Pain on the Playground On one fateful evening, in the summer of 2001, an incident occurred that would scar me for life. At the beginning of the day, the routine was as normal as any other day. I would get up, climb out of bed, head into the kitchen, enjoy a bowl of cereal, put on my sneakers, and head across the street to the playground. As I entered the playground that day, I was totally oblivious to what was about to transpire. Until this summer evening, pain was only a four letter word in my

  • Pain Essay

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    What does pain mean to you? Pain is a tense feeling that tells you something may be wrong. There’s physical pain- acute and or chronic, emotional pain, and also a phrase known as “pain in the ass”- which is where something or someone is being annoying and or troublesome. Physical pain is a term that is being used to describe when your body physically hurts. For example- when you stub your toe, hit your elbow, or scrape your knee. After these things, our body could experience throbbing, aching, or

  • Chronic Pain

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    Background Chronic pain is pain that is considered to last longer than six months. Chronic pain can be mild to excruciating, and episodic or continuous ("Community," n.d.). With chronic pain, the pain may remain active in the nervous system for months or years (Ratini, 2004). A recent study estimated that 31 percent of the adult United States population suffers from chronic pain, most commonly lower back or osteoarthritic pain (Bostwick, 2014). Chronic idiopathic (i.e. non-cancer related) pain is a significant

  • pain is inevitable

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    Pain is Inevitable Pain, a word that is always associated with getting hurt. The real question now is how it hurt. There are two different kinds of pain; physical and mental. The physical aspect of pain is like falling from something, cutting your arm, or stubbing your toe. The mental part is hurting someone’s feeling from saying something harsh or doing something to them emotionally, which hurts inside. The causes and effects of physical and mental pain are very different but can be both equally

  • Back Pain

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    Back Pain Case Scenario: EM is a 74 year old woman admitted into the hospital with a complaint of back pain. She states that she is unable to sit for extended periods of time. During her bouts of pain, her blood pressure rises substantially. She is a telemetry patient on the floor and is on bed rest. The patient has a history of Crohn's Disease and in 1997 underwent a sigmoid colon resection. She also has a history of diverticulitis and COPD. Her final diagnosis consists of

  • Nociceptive Pain

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    sensation resulting in behavioral strategies to avoid further contact with the stimuli (Latremoliere & Woolf, 2009). Pain can be divided into nociceptive pain or neuropathic pain since each type of pain has a different mechanism. Nociceptive pain results from direct activation of pain nerve fibers from inflammatory, mechanical or chemical mediators, whereas neuropathic pain generally refers to pain that is initiated or sustained by a primary lesion or

  • Pain into Beauty

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    Pain into Beauty People look back on their childhoods in different ways. Some see it as a time of joy and laughter, love and learning. Many feel a bittersweet mixture of happy nostalgia, and painful moments. Some prefer not to look back at all, seeking only to move forward. Then there are people like me, who look back in anger, bitterness, and sorrow. It seems that few people enjoy a pain-free upbringing. In fact, the very idea of childhood is a fairly new concept. In the early part of the last