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  1. Elvish

    A letter to K.

    Dear K, I will not lie. When the powers that be told me you, a patient taking methadone for heroin addiction, were being assigned to me postpartum, I wasn't happy. "Oh, great," I thought. "A druggie." I was wrong, and I'm sorry. You shattered every p...
  2. SafetyNurse1968

    Case Study: Sudden Severe Pain

    History of Present Illness: D. C., a 52-year-old, married, white college professor, woke up to severe and increasing pain in his right flank this morning. He came to the ER in acute distress with pallor, diaphoresis and significant anxiety (over ...
  3. jeastridge

    Accidental Pill Pusher

    In the early 80's nursing education about pain management took a turn. Gone were the days of observing the patient for non-verbal signs of pain or of watching the clock to see when the next dose of Demerol and Phenergan were due. In its place came th...
  4. Pain Is Not Just Physical!

    My patient is dying. Literally, slowly, and very uncomfortably, to say the least. She has CHF/COPD, and even with regular NEB treatments, it's difficult to just get in a comfortable position. One night, as I was giving her routine NEBs and other...
  5. Lovely lady

    She was a young, successful and beautiful lady, a stunning mother of 3 young children with a proud husband. They were a happy and healthy family. She liked to take walks by the sea shore hand in hand with her husband as the children made sand castles...
  6. Pain Management in Five Easy Pieces

    On a Scale from 1 - 10, What's Your Comfort Level With Pain? How comfortable are you with pain? Does it depend on whether it's your own pain or someone else's? Would you like to find comfort in pain...or at least in pain management? For many...
  7. Dr Georgianna Donadio

    The Science of Heartbreak

    With the annual celebration of Valentine’s Day upon us – evoking romantic love and couples with stars in their eyes - it may be a good time to look at the other end of the spectrum – heartbreak. Having been in nursing and medical practices over 45 ye...
  8. Pain - What Do We Know About It?

    What is pain? Your brain and scientist alike are both as clueless about it as they were hundreds of years ago. MedicineNet.com defines pain as: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. It goes further to sa...
  9. The language of pain

    I felt shame over this for years because even my own family had the attitude of "Don't bother me with your pain", "Don't embarrass me by expressing it/what will people think" type of stoicism. Then I went through CNA training and the first half ...