The language of pain - page 2

Years ago in my high school P.E. class, I jumped down off some bleachers and sprained my ankle really bad. I sat there holding my ankle and was face was somewhat contorted into an expression of... Read More

  1. by   crone57
    I consider myself a compassionate nurse who readily gave meds as needed and often offered them before the patient would ask. However, I see docs who do not give the amount of pain meds the patient needs, nurses who dont' want to get up from looking at a magazine to care for the pt. After having my own pain issues which is likely to become a chronic issue if I stay with traditional ways of treating pain ( which I won't), I have new understanding of pain, the need for rest, and most of all, the need for understanding and not judgement.