Did you know that the term allopathic simply means using something to treat disease so that it produ

Did you know that the term allopathic simply means using something to treat disease so that it produ

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For the individual chronic pain sufferer, the constancy and magnitude of chronic pain is overwhelming and insidious in the destruction of quality of life. Chronic pain often is severe and disabling and places a huge toll on a person’s interpersonal relationships and daily living activities. When left untreated, chronic pain sufferers experience depression, loss of family and social roles, and the inability to properly function in many areas of their life. For the chronic pain sufferer, life is often defined in terms of disability and dissonance. (Reddy, B.) When pain is looked at from a wholistic point of view treatment will be more geared towards achieving a favorable outcome. This method lets you look at the pain from different angles such as what is the root cause? is there something else that can be done beside giving medication? As health care providers, we know that pain is subjective. It is whatever the patient says it is. When pain is viewed from an allopathic point of view, we
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course NURSING 4065 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at South University Online.

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