Managing Pain And Discomfort Analysis

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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. When you try to find out where the pain originates from this can help you to decide the best way to treat it. When you know the cause, you can resolve the problem more accurately. Pain maybe emotional pain if they are concerned about something, it may also be due to anxiety/ worry about what may happen to them. 2. Describe different approaches to alleviate pain and minimise discomfort. Repositioning individuals…show more content…
changing positions of individuals etc. HSC2003-Outcome 2- assist in minimising individuals pain or discomfort. 1. Describe how pain and discomfort may affect an INDIVIDUAL’S well-being and communication. Pain can effect individuals communication so it is therefore important to observe their behaviour for signs of pain. The individual may become distressed and agitated and they may shout out in pain. They could become angry and react badly to other people and become verbally abusive. 2. Encourage an individual to express feelings of discomfort or pain. As a career I have a vital role in helping to assess and manage pain in individuals. By asking an individual questions such as; are you in pain, how bad is the pain on a scale of one to ten and where is the pain, can help to assess their pain levels. 3. Encourage an individual to use self-help methods of pain control. By developing strategies to manage an individual pain can help by giving them some relief, by setting targets for each day, and for the long term can help keep the body and mind active, which helps give direction to the individuals recovery and helps take their mind of the
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