Concept Analysis : Pain Management

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Concept Analysis: Pain Management
Rebecca Kerby, RN-BSN
NURS5000 Theoretical Foundation
Regents Online Degree Program
Tennessee State University 10/17/2014 Abstract
The concept selected is pain management. The reason this topic was selected, is many nurses in the critical care setting are unable to recognize the non-verbal signs and symptoms of pain in a sedated patient. It is often forgotten that sedation does not equal pain management. Pain is subjective. Its existence relies on the ability of the patient to report to the nurse. Ventilated and sedated patients are unable to report pain verbally. This causes patients to unnecessarily feel pain. This paper will examine the concept of pain management within the context of nursing, sociology and psychology. The overall goal of this concept analysis, is to gain a deeper understanding of pain itself, and to recognize appropriate pain management especially within the non-verbal patient.

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Pain management is a concept associated with several different disciplines to include nursing, psychology, and sociology. The reason this topic was selected, is many nurses in the critical care setting are unable to recognize the non-verbal signs and symptoms of pain in a sedated patient. It is often forgotten that sedation does not equal pain management. Pain is subjective. Its existence relies on the ability of the patient to…

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