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The structural and semantic complexities of the construct of comfort are explicated and a rationale is presented for operationalizing the construct for holistic nursing practice and research. A review of the literature about comfort provides theoretical support for the concept's taxonomic...
Unrelieved cardiac pain in patients admitted to a coronary care unit (CCU) with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease was examined from the perspective of nursing judgment. The purpose of this study was to reveal expert clinical knowledge and judgment in this specific area of critical care...
This article describes a nursing encounter between Sue, a nurse, and Becky, a patient. Sue and Becky related to one another through a sense of shared humanity that not only relieved some of Becky's pain, but also created some possibilities for changing patterns in her life that had been...
Culture has been identified as a factor that influences a person's reaction to and expression of pain. Research in the area of pain and culture has not established a clear link between cultural meanings and attitudes associated with pain and pain behaviors. The purpose of this ethnohistoric...
As it relates to the person experiencing chronic nonmalignant pain, the conceptual meaning of pain management has not been clarified previously. This article describes a concept analysis of pain management that resulted in a definition of the term and three defining attributes: pain relief, pain...
Ethical decision making for, and with, clients experiencing pain and needing narcotic analgesia is especially problematic as evidenced by research findings. This article demonstrates the application of Greipp's model to ethical decision making for clients experiencing pain. Particular...
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