“Pain” by Diane Ackerman is a story about pain. The author describes how people can withstand pain, and how difficult it is to define pain “which may be sharp, dull, shooting, throbbing, imaginary” (301). Culture and tradition are very important on people lives. Therefore, many of them do incredible things, in Istanbul for example “teenage boys dressed in shiny silk fezzes and silk suits decorated with glitter” (300), or in Bali people “go into trances and pick up red-hot cannonballs from an open fire, than carry them down the road” (298). This is just couple examples of controlling our body.
In the article, “Sometimes Pain Is a Puzzle That Can’t Be Solved”, Abigail Zuger, the author, describes her own experiences with pain along with some examples and generalizations about the feeling. She claims that she is “ruled by (her) elbow” and “it is (her) constant companion, whimpering, and tugging at (her) sleeve.” She goes on to say that many people have the same problems, especially when drugs, “like naproxen and ibuprofen” are unhelpful and “might as well be cornflakes.” Finally, she explains how far we have advanced in the medical field, but “ none of (the) knowledge has translated into new treatments,” to help people such as herself.
The interchange of emotions and feelings within one’s self is a particularly hard thing to measure. Pain is a combatant of positive and negative change. Pain is one of the most prevalent causes of human change, and is a provoker of human deterioration. Pain has always been a major factor in healthcare. In this crosspost, the author will elaborate on the original threaded discussion by Ellerbee Mburu, Vail, and Barlow and add additional information on pain assessment and management.
Sickle Cell Disease is known for being a disorder that effects the red blood cells, causing them to have low oxygen levels and forming sickle shaped blood cells. In order for a child to have sickle cell disease both parents must be carriers, but if only one parent has the trait, the child will only be a carrier for Sickle Cell Barakat, et. al, (2007). The most well-known fact with this disease would be the pain that comes with having Sickle cell disease Barakat, et. al, (2007). Many parents have no idea about the things, causing pain and many other issues that come with having this disease. The most commonly affected population
Local anesthetic solution injected into the subarachnoid space blocks conduction of impulses along all nerves with which it comes in contact, Dorsal sensory roots are blocked more easily than the smaller anterior roots due to the organization of the dorsal root into bundles which expose a larger surface area to local anesthetic solutions.
Physical pain according to Elaine Scarry is an “absolute slip between one’s sense of one’s reality and the reality of other people.” (4 Scarry) One of the things that I learned this semester after taking the Body in Pain class and having the opportunity of attending House of Loreto Nursing Home is how physical pain can be as painful as mental pain. In many cases, physical pain has no voice. As the audience, we are incapable of feeling and understanding how much pain they are experiencing. In the essay “Body In pain”, Scarry writes about the difficulty of expressing pain and how “Physical pain has no voice but when it finds a voice, it begins to tell a story.” (3 Scarry) After visiting my resident and learning about her constant battle between
She has elbow range of motion actively from 15 to 150 degrees. She is exquisitely tender to touch throughout the medial elbow and distal forearm. There are some trophic skin changes consistent with her diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome. She has subtle weakness of the intrinsic function in her hand. There is a 2 point discrimination of 8mm and ulnar nerve distribution, 4 mm in the median nerve distribution.
To start off the interview, I asked my two interviewees: What is the most significant world event you have experienced and why? Linda stated that the most significant world event she lived through was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Linda claimed she was a freshman in high school at the time and spoke about how her whole high school was silent as they watched the president’s funeral on television. The most significant world event that John experienced was World War II. John told me that he was around ten years old and working for his family’s printing company at the time. He also went on further to explain that his sister-in-law built planes for the war. It was very interesting to hear them share their experiences
Since the addition of Crossing the Quality Chasm six aims of quality patient care was created by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), there has been a significant change in the effectiveness and condition of patient care. Before this report came out in 2001, health care providers did not realize that they were not providing proper care to patients in addition to disorganization and complexity of standards of care. The IOM was able to determine that, “failure of system processes, poor communication, and unhealthy work environments contribute to medical errors, ineffective delivery of care, and stress among health professionals” (Winterbottom 2012). It is essential for patients to feel
In the journal, Upadhyay, et al informs to neurologists, because opioids can affect pain receptors in the brain, they are extremely dangerous. Opioids endanger brain development. The importance of the brain developing is illustrated, “findings suggest that prescription medication opioid dependence is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions implicated in the regulation of affect and impulse control”. Opioids are harmful to the brain, which affects crucial development. People who are addicted to prescription medication and specifically opioids run a high risk of damaging the development of certain functions of the brain which will eventually affect the body. Too much alteration of brain structure caused by opioids may lead to babies born with abnormalities or even death.
This paper will defend functionalism as the best solution presented so far to the problem of mind-body causation. I believe that functionalism points towards a translation of the physical and psychological without making these two properties indivisible using a language that relies on asymmetric similarity and not symmetrical synonimity. I
Introduction Pain The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”. As such pain is an essential sensory input that involves emotional and psychological features and which, when followed
Provided this backdrop of palliative care in India, it is important to address the difficulty of imitating Western models of palliative care. In general, palliative cancer care has become a requisite for physicians while formulating a tailored plan of patient care. These developments prompt a review of some of the central ethical issues particular to palliative care. These issues such as relief of pain and suffering, autonomy and consent, and multi-specialist care, are important points of consideration for all physicians caring for patients regardless of the cause of their suffering and whether or not these physicians are specialists in palliative medicine or not. At the same time, the Indian palliative care environment presents numerous challenges to these Western ethical principles of palliative care.