facial mask of pain...is this ssubjective or objective data - page 2

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  1. by   RN2BN08
    This is objective because you are making the judgment that it is pain. Subjective is what a patient says.
  2. by   bisson
    if you are putting it in the chart as something that YOU observed, then of course it's objective.

    even if it is pain that is felt by the pt, it is still YOU that observed the intensity of the facial expression. non-verbal communication is objective because you can SEE it.
  3. by   firstyearstudent
    Signs of pain such as writhing and grimacing are objective. Reports of pain, such as "It hurts like hades," are subjective.
  4. by   AggieNurse99
    Objective = verifiable. Can another nurse observe the same thing? A lab test can be repeated. Radiology films can be read by someone else. If in any way possible for another health care provider to confirm or rebuke.

    Subjective = "the patient verbalizes..." "the patient's wife reports .... "
  5. by   sephinroth
    Subjective. Pain can only be felt by the patient. Am i right? O_O
  6. by   Bonny619
    no. :icon_hug:

    Quote from sephinroth
    Subjective. Pain can only be felt by the patient. Am i right? O_O

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