I recently had to take a test that my clinical site requires and there was a question about how pain is defined or something like that (can't remember exact wording).
There were three choices for answers (can't remember all three either). The answer I chose was "pain is what the patient says it is." Because that is what I have been taught all through school. Imagine my surprise when I got the answer wrong! The correct answer was "the healthcare provider is best suited to determine pain." WTH?
I wandered if this answer was some kind of mistake or something? I really thought pain is what the patient says it is. Any thoughts?