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Pain : a handbook for nurses

Author: Beatrice Sofaer-Bennett, (Genealogist)
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Health care professionals are taught that "pain is what the patient says it is" as it is felt, fought, resisted and managed uniquely. This second edition of a classic text on the subject includes an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nurses' Instruction
Book
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sofaer, Beatrice.
Pain.
London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1992
(OCoLC)644118186
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beatrice Sofaer-Bennett, (Genealogist)
ISBN: 9780412440106 0412440105 9781565930452 1565930452
OCLC Number: 26214356
Description: xiii, 99 pages : illustrations
Contents: Part 1 A patient's experience. Part 2 Towards understanding pain: meeting the challenge of pain control; defining pain; types of pain; the gate control theory of pain; acute and chronic pain; some problems faced by nurses in managing pain. Part 3 The uniqueness of the individual: psychological factors; the effect of learning on pain; cultural factors; some suggestions for the psychological support of patients in pain. Part 4 The unique position of the nurse: nurses' own beliefs and values; personal judgements; incongruence of beliefs and values within the caring team; responses to and expectations of patients' behaviour; learning about pain relief. Part 5 Accountability, responsibility and communication. Part 6 Assessing pain: recognition of pain cues; difficulties of assessing pain; individualized assessment of pain; patients' views; prerequisites for nurses assessing pain. Part 7 Pain therapies: distraction; imagery; relaxation techniques; analgesics; transcutaneous electric nerve simulation (TENS); acupuncture analgesia; nerve blocks. Part 8 Feelings about pain: feeling of patients; feelings of nursing staff; one way of learning about feelings; concluding comments.
Responsibility: Beatrice Sofaer.

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