There are various sources of pain. In the same manner there are different types of pain experienced by normal human being.
In today's modern world, people can also have varied reactions to pains depending on the source or type of pain and other external factors such availability of medicine, or medical practitioners or the capability of one's body to disregard the pain. With the intensity of effect of the pain into man's psychological, physical and physiological well-being, it is then important to understand the pain and pain management's life and behavioral sciences' point of view.
The results of this study will prove to be beneficial to practitioners in the medical field such as the nurses and/or the nursing students. Information that will be gathered in this study will help such practitioners in understanding the patients very well, the kinds of pain they may be into, and how to assist them when they are in pain. The results of this study will, of course, ultimately play an important role both in the nursing profession and the patients as well.
This research undertaking will also be significant to educational institution. Teachers and/or educators of the aspiring medical practitioners can use this research paper as a reference material in imparting knowledge to the students. The data gathered in this paper can serve as a good source of information for the aspiring medical practitioners, such as the nurses, in how they will handle their future patients.
Lastly, this paper will be very useful for other or future interested researchers who will be inclined to study topics related to this one. This cans serve as a guide or basis for them on how they will go through with their own research. The results from his study can also be used as a good reference point for their own research undertakings.
This study uses the reviews and analyzes the current studies conducted pertaining to pain and pain management. This uses published books, credible journals, articles and reports conducted in relation to patient and/or hospital setting. The results are summarized and discussed and then served as the basis for conclusion.
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Generally speaking, there are two classifications of pain. First of which is acute pain which is defined as the 'short-term pain' because it is always fast and sharp and usually followed by an aching pain. The cause of acute pain can be easily identified. More so, this type of pain serves as the warning of and for the body if it has a present damage to tissue or disease. It is also good to note that this type of pain responds well to medications for it is often centralized in one area before spreading out, hence it is very easy to detect the location of the pain, thereby can easily provide the necessary procedures to take care of it (Merskey and Bogduk ,1994).
Chronic pain, on the other hand, is the kind of pain which takes longer