Several concerns results in underlying anxiety to healthcare professionals, providers and patients including their families in attempting to determine the social context of pain. These concerns include the harmful versus the adaptive nature of pain. Indeed pain is harmful in some aspects. In other aspects, where there is a high metabolic rate as a result of severe pain, the patient’s condition might worsen. These cases require the necessary intervention to reduce fever. Individual’s suffering from distress as a result of pain may benefit form specialized intervention to satisfy the comfort level of the patient.
The need to perceive any intervention in treating pain is another anxiety arising from social context. The pressure may come from healthcare professionals or from patients and their families (Larsen, 2007). Practical results This context analysis of pain management has proved that pain is an adjustment process in the body’s response cycle. This analysis has clarified the concept of pain and therefore healthcare professionals can reliably make decisions at to when and how to intervene to manage pain. The concept of pain has already aspects known to healthcare professionals.
These healthcare professionals come across cases of pain working in various settings. The definition of pain also varies from one individual to another which may lead to differences in practice which may impact negatively on the health of a patient. This paper also provides additional aspect of pain; its adaptive nature Thompson (2008). Results in language The concept analysis of pain results in the discovery of certain elements of pain. These elements include the coordination of a response to any perceived threat; pain is adaptive in nature and therefore involves autonomous and behavioral processes; pain is self regulatory.
Discussion Concept analysis is effective in analyzing pain management has yielded provisional definition of the concept through defining attributes. Healthcare professionals need to have a clear understanding of defining attributes in order to manage pain. The professional –patient participatory relationship is pivotal in managing pain. The identification of defining attributes is fundamental in uncovering obstacles to pain management and related areas of interest in practice.
The results of analyzing any concept can be temporary because concepts are dynamic and can change at any time with situations and practice as different individuals might arrive at different conclusions analyzing a similar concept due to the variety of data, different critical thinking skills and different synthesis of the data. To effectively identify and make use of concepts, the different concepts should be pooled together (Cronin and Rawlings-Anderson, 2004). Conclusion Despite the frequent use of pain management concept in nursing, it has not been exhaustively defined.
A common knowledge of pain management is critical in nursing to promote efficient communication, improve knowledge and tools necessary to examine the worth of pain management concept in practice. The above concept analysis has arrived at an operational definition of pain management; which refers to the intention to the patient’s pain modulation or responding to it through multiprofessional and multimodal strategies to pain in a patient-multiprofessional relationship with a view to the patient attaining self-efficacy in managing pain.
Acknowledging the patient as critical party in the pain management process makes the results of this process positive (Larsen, 2007). This concept is available for future research and consensus on the definition of pain management is advisable.
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