Archive for September, 2012

Pain Management for the Patient; 6 Crucial Points

Pain management; what is it? How do you manage pain? Is pain something that manages you? When we think of pain, we usually think of it as a  passing phenomenon, associated with injury, or a temporary pain such as a headache, toothache, or muscle ache. But, what about pain that doesn't go away? What about pain that is chronic, or even that gets worse? What does "managing pain" mean when it is no longer something temporary, an occasional annoyance? What about the pain described by Emily Dickinson, who wrote: Pain has an element of blank; It cannot recollect When it began, or if there was A time when it was not. It has no future ...