In such a way, the analysis will begin by attempting to define hypnotherapy and proceed to discuss the ways in which the practice of hypnotherapy is beneficial to the individual suffering from pain. As a means to accomplish such a task, a variety of medical journals and sources will be utilized so that a thorough and thoughtful analysis can be drawn as to overall efficacy of the practice within the context of medical treatment. The definition of hypnotherapy is of course itself a necessary step in seeking to understand what specifically the practice entails and what it does not. Due to the fact that a great deal of societal misconception continues to exist surround the use and application of hypnotherapy, there remains a great deal of unnecessary and ill-conceived biases with regards to its implementation. For purposes of the medical community, hypnotherapy can simply be defined as, “the use of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique”. Due to the simplistic nature of the definition, it leaves itself open to a broad variety of interpretations. As a means of countering this, hypnotherapy, as discussed in this brief analysis, will refer to the use and implementation of therapeutic hypnotic techniques by a licensed and trained physician. Within the more rigid construct that has been lain out above, one can understand that little room for interpretation of the means by which hypnosis will be achieved as a function of therapy exists. Such a rigid definition is itself highly necessary due to the level of misunderstanding and societal misconception surrounding the term. Though it is not the purpose of this brief analysis to engage the reader as to the incorrect societal and cultural interpretations of hypnotherapy that exist, the reader/researcher should at the very least be mindful of their existence as should the recommending/prescribing healthcare professional. When one considers the applications for hypnotherapy there are vast. Many individuals undergo hypnotherapy as a means to rid themselves of a bad habit, to face difficult or painful memories, or as a means to self enrichment or betterment. Many of these forms of meditation do not have roots in medical treatment (Patterson et al 2010). As such, this is one of the reasons that hypnosis as a therapy has had an uphill battle to achieve a degree of credibility. Whereas when one goes to an orthopedist, there is only one type of orthopedist that is offered - a medically licensed and rigorously trained medical professional. Such is not the same case for a hypnotherapist. Due to the fact that many different levels of hypnotherapists exist, it has been a common misconception that the practice itself is somehow associated with a pseudoscience that provides limited results if any. However, the fact of the matter is that if administered by a licensed professional, hypnotherapy itself can be a powerful tool in seeking to provide a level of pain management that traditional medicinal means cannot and with few if
Name Date Course Section/# The Roles that Hypnosis Can Play in Seeking to Provide Pain Management Pain management itself has been a field that has exhibited a rapidly growing body of knowledge. Although a great deal of medical technology and understanding has been realized within the past few decades, fundamental shifts in treating pain and seeking to minimize the negative impacts that many pain management techniques afford has lagged behind the remainder of medical discovery…
144). For this reason health care practitioners should be able to satisfy the physical, mental, and social needs of their respective patients as part of rendering therapeutic care. Based on my personal encounter with a patient who went through a surgery for cardiac ablation, the patient was experiencing chronic pain which was unrelieved for 3 days.
Most studies were also based on animal studies and human electromagnetic analysis. The more specific roles of the different parts of the brain, most specifically the cerebral cortex were unsettled. Practitioners were not sure about the participation of the cerebral cortex in pain perception and even doubted any participation of the cerebral cortex in pain perception.
Your report must include the following: an analysis of the topic addressed in the work in terms of either its significant historical, political, legal aspects and health policy implications OR its humanistic or social significance a summary and discussion of the ethical/moral issues made prominent by the work Critique of the authors approach Your report must follow APA guidelines, Be sure to list the specific references, per APA guidelines. For example, per Evaluation Criteria 1 of the guidelines, you must provide a thorough introduction of the main topic of the reading and provide a logical and clear discussion of the significance of the work.
For the most part, people do not know the true explanation for their behavior because the actions of the psyche are so automatic that the untrained individual is unable to witness them. As it has been reported, “…in our psychic world, sediments are formed that unconsciously direct and lead us, often in ways in which we are only vaguely aware” (Gostecnic 2010).
The large volume of international trade in tangible and intangible commodities that is executed in this city calls for thorough quality control. This city therefore requires operation management team that is able to ensure that all the necessary social and economic conditions are satisfied.
St., 2010). Chiefly, the health care economic issues and trends have a lot of implications for patients and advanced practice nursing, considering the many barriers that hinder the efficiency with which advanced practice nurses manage and treat chronic pain.
Many businesses have emerged from small beginnings to grow into large-scale enterprises. While many are mistaken into thinking that a large pool of financial resources is the chief factor which is responsible for the growth, expansion and stability of businesses, this is usually not the case.