HSC2003 Understanding approaches to managing pain and discomfort. 1. Explain the importance of a holistic approach to managing pain and discomfort. Using a holistic approach is important because it gets to the root of the problem, the reason your having pain to begin with. Pain may be coming from another part of of the body.
Homes policies for pain management. Prescribed medication- via GP Homely remedies Practical measures from Health care assistance i.e. changing positions of individuals etc. Outcome 2 1. Describe how pain and discomfort may affect an individual's wellbing and comunication.
Outcome 1 Understand approaches to managing pain and discomfort: Holistic approach to managing pain and discomfort: If person is lack of capacity to explain pain (dementia or mental problems) It is imortant a holistic view to managing the pain. Using pain killers if GP suggest is to minimase pain. Agreed ways of working that relate to managing pain and discomfort: Pain awareness All healthcare professionals should be alert to the possibility of pain in older people, and to the fact that older people are often reluctant to acknowledge and report pain. Pain enquiry Any health assessment should include enquiry about pain, using a range of alternative descriptors (eg sore, hurting, aching). Pain description Where pain is present, a detailed clinical assessment of the multidimensional aspects of pain should be undertaken including: • sensory dimension: the nature, location and intensity of pain • affective dimension: the emotional component and response to pain • impact: on functioning at the level of activities and participation.
Some suggestions that have been made are: deep breathing, meditation and listening to music can help relax you. Mr. Garcia needs to listen to his body, when he’s starting to feel stress; he needs to take control of the situation. Identifying the causes of stress is necessary. Once Mr. Garcia understands what the cause of the stress is, he can make changes. The key to managing stress is taking control of your life and learning how to how the problems that arise (Stress Management: How to reduce, prevent and cope with stress,
Our muscles are in a state of constant tension, total contraction, seemingly having forgotten how to relax themselves. Hypnotherapy can help to retrain these muscles by bringing about a state of deep relaxation in the subject through the use of a PMR. Relaxation through hypnotherapy is also used to help with many medical conditions such as asthma and chronic hyperventilation, where the use of these techniques can help reduce the severity of the attacks, and a range of other ailments including: angina, high blood pressure, migraine, tinnitus and some skin and gastrointestinal
Hypnosis can be a quick, effectve and safe method to increase pain threshold and pain tolerance. Hypnosis can also deal effectively with the emotional aspects of pain and can uncover the ‘meaning’ of the pain via hypnoanalytic methods for example: exploring any secondary gains. When a client is hypnotised, the mind is in a state of focused awareness, a trancelike state of deep relaxation in which the mind is open to suggestion. The use of relaxation techniques seems to assist in a person’s ability to deal with the pain and the reduction of anxiety helps further. Hypnosis can be used to give the client a feeling of regaining control in the situaiton which will in turn reduce their
The person may benefit from professional counselling sessions in order for them to get to the bottom of what is causing the distress. You should give the person opportunity to talk and express themselves, making sure that you are non-judgmental and supportive. 4.3 Working closely and getting to know people will often help you to discover the triggers that make people distressed. You may manage to find ways in which you can contribute to reduce causes of distress. Depending on the underlying forces, distress can sometime be dealt with by physical means, such as, an immediate removal from the cause such as taking a break from work or from caring for a difficult, very ill, demanding relative.
If an individual has a fracture or a broken limb, the movement must be gentle and careful, and the right procedure must be followed, so as to reduce any complications to the fracture. If an individual is bed-bound, the correct hoist and sling must be used. When staff adhere to the appropriate moving techniques, it will reduce the risk of back injury and pain. If a service user has had a stroke one side of their body is weaker, in this case you will need to be more careful with the one side of the body, for example, putting the service users bad arm into the arm of the top before the other one. If an individual is loss of sight you will need to explain to them what are you about to do and guide them around the room.
This stress can cause the body to have these ailments such as a placebo can help a person with the physical ailments(Comer, R. J., 2011). Treatments The potential treatment I feel will work the best for somatoform disorders would be insight, exposure, and drug therapy. Insight works to help the person with the somatoform disorder identify their behaviors and later change them. In the exposure part of treatment a person is exposed to the recent trauma that can cause such mental distress that causes physical illnesses. The hope is that the more the person is exposed to the trauma the less it will affect them(Comer, R. J., 2011).
There are also physical manifestations from which you can recognize if you’re thinking negatively. So, take the time to observe what your body is doing. Typically, you know you’re dealing with some negative emotions when you have tight shoulders and clenched jaws. If you can distinguish these physical indications that negativity typically generates, try to stop yourself and force your tense muscles to relax. Doing so will make you feel better.