My patient in this weeks scenario is an African American 60.docx

My patient in this weeks scenario is an African American 60.docx

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My patient in this week’s scenario is an African American 60-year-old woman with Metastatic ovarian cancer. My priority nursing diagnosis would be chronic pain related to disease process as evident by patient verbalizing between 3 to 7 pain scale rating during a hospital stay. This patient perception of pain could be a process called modulation; which changes a person’s perception of pain.My first action to help my patient would be to look at her cultural beliefs, norms, and values on the patient's perception of pain ( Ladwig & Makic,2017). In determining the patient’s perception of pain the RN can give patient center care. My second intervention would be to administer analgesics around the clock for continuous pain as may be experienced by clients with cancer pain (Ladwig & Makic,2017) It is important to explain the therapeutic benefits of treating pain before it gets intolerable. Suffering from pain can have an adverse effect on the patient’s health and healing process ( Treas & Wilkinson,2014). Lastly, I would support
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  • Fall '15
  • Ladwig, patient perception of pain

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