For this reason, nurse should be aware of the role of axillary lymph node dissection (Weaver, 2009). The nurse’s evaluation might assist in recommending help like sentinel lymph node biopsy. In addition, the nurse should determine a…
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Hence, the nurse should identify information seeking behavior to understand the emotional health, fears and concede that fear and feeling overwhelmed is normal.
The nurse might prompt the patient to describe pain accurately by probing into the feelings. For example, asking about breakthrough pain, or if the patient experiences mild or severe pain based on a scale of 0-10 and characterized with impulsive onset or a neuropathic pain. In addition, asking the location of the body that is more painful, quality of the pain whether sharp or dull and duration of the pain is helpful. He nurse might inquire about time of the day in which the patient feels the pain most, interactions that relieve the pain, worsens it, or triggers pain guides the patient to describe experiences (Kantrowitz, 2009). A nurse can also ask about the medications and their effect on the patient to gauge the severity.
Mastectomy patients can use mild pain drugs like acetaminophen or ibuprofen for fewer severe pains. Other management plans include infiltration of botulinum toxin to prolong muscle spam or admission under a palliative care program (Layeeque, 2004). Besides, acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage therapy are methods to manage pain (Komen, 2014).
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3). In contrast, the term “alternative” is not preferred because a therapy can be interpreted as something intended to supplant conventional care or western medicine although both terms are being used by the United States National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine or NCCAM of the National Institutes of Health (Snyder, 2006, p.
Surgery on the thorax and upper abdominal regions are usually more painful and complicated than the lower abdominal regions. Pain causes an increase in the heart rate, cardiac work and oxygen consumption. Chronic pain reduces physical activity and leads to venous stasis and an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis and consequent pulmonary embolism, urinary tract motility that may lead, in turn, to postoperative ileus, nausea, vomiting and urinary retention.
This research focuses on this area and discusses various ways in which pain is managed most effectively over the elderly. Also, a brief idea of how the cost of elderly career affects the realm of healthcare is mentioned to give credence to the fact that incurred costs often play a role in the type of treatment that the elderly patients receive and in what they receive in the assessment and management of their pain.
licy with regards the way in which therapies are integrated with the patient are almost always based upon the means by which the action will integrate with the disease or illness in question (Cheng & Ives, 2010). However, with regards to alternative remedies, one of the most
Expressive therapy can allow the examination of an individual’s feelings and his emotions through the applications of different styles like dancing and music (Knill and Levine, 2005). Different principles exist that guide
that schools are not only meant to teach but also required to measure the child’s individual mastery of concepts and skills and also to gauge the individual acquisition of the entire study. This paper therefore is about a critique on reaction report based on alternative
Complementary medical care is used in a manner that causes the pleasant feeling to the patient. Complementary treatments can be used alongside the mainstream treatments. However, alternative treatments are those
The article "Health need and the use of alternative medicine among adults who do not use conventional medicine” gives a comprehensive analysis of the modalities and reasons why some people choose complimentary alternative medicine (CAM) instead of conventional
ents for manic disorder exist compared to those of depressive indicators because most patients with bipolar disorder suffer from depressive tendencies. As a nurse practitioner, I would advise the patient’s family on the available alternative therapies for bipolar