Stds : A Universal Experience

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STDs: A Universal Experience***
Give background/facts of STDs. “These findings are helpful for understanding chronic pain patients and the challenges they face, but why is teaching important for this group? Patients facing these hardships feel a lack of control over their lives, and have reduced self-confidence. This increases the risk that chronic patients will not adhere to treatment protocols and will have reduced ability and desire to self-manage care (Barrie, 2010). During a teaching session, the nurse is able to provide nonjudgmental and respectful support. It is an opportunity to honestly discuss the importance of compliance, risks and adverse effects associated with that treatment, and to provide information about pain relief options that the patient can try independently to enable better pain control. The patient will also have a rare opportunity to discuss their concerns and have their questions answered without feeling rushed or pressured. This leads to self-empowerment and is an important step towards improved pain control (Courtenay & Carey, 2008).” STDs are diseases that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. These include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, and HIV. Many of these STDs do not show symptoms for a long time, but they can still be harmful and passed on during sex (cdc.gov). How common are STDs? STDs are common, especially among young people. There are about 20 million new cases…
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