TITLE

EXPANDING OUR UNDERSTANDING, AND PERHAPS OUR EMPATHY, FOR A PATIENT'S PAIN

AUTHOR(S)
Alspach, Grif
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2010, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the occurrence of pain in human experience, which represents one of the clinical problems that critical care nurses share with their patients. He mentions the efforts of critical care nurses in attempting to detect, prevent, and manage their patients' pain. He emphasizes that the ability of nurses to accurately capture and fully understand the patients' pain is inherently difficult even when patients are able to express detailed explanations.
ACCESSION #
51264592

 

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