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Giving Comfort and Inflicting Pain : International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Series - Irena Madjar

Giving Comfort and Inflicting Pain

International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Series

Paperback Published: 30th June 1998
ISBN: 9781598742848
Number Of Pages: 254

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This phenomenological study describes the lived experience of pain inflicted in the context of medically prescribed treatment, and it explores the meanings of such pain for patients who endured it and for nurses whose actions contributed to its generation. Thus, it presents a thematic description of the phenomenon of clinically inflicted pain. The dangers for both patients and nurses when clinically inflicted pain is ignored, overlooked, or treated with detachment are presented. The study also points the way toward nursing practice that is guided by thoughtfulness and sensitivity to patients1 lived experience and an awareness of the freedom and responsibility inherent in nursing actions, including those involved in inflicting and relieving pain. Questions are raised about nurses1 knowledge, attitudes, and actions in relation to clinically inflicted pain. The study highlights the need for nursing education and practice to consider the contribution of a phenomenological perspective to the understanding of the human experience of pain and the nursing role in its generation, prevention, and relief.

'This book is to be recommended as a useful and important source of reference on pain and its management to all health care professionals... The findings and discussion within this book provide an important and valuable contribution to the literature on pain from the lived experience of patients.' Journal of Advanced Nursing

The problem of pain
The case for phenomenology in the study of human embodiment and pain
Placing the experience of inflicted pain in context: The impact of illness and injury on the embodied self
The phenomenon of clinically inflicted pain: Essential themes
The lifeworld of inflicted pain: Patients' perceptions of others, pain, and self
Inflicting and relieving pain: The lifeworld of nursing practice
Clinically inflicted pain and nursing practice
The design, methods, and context of the study
Glossary of technical terms
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9781598742848
ISBN-10: 1598742841
Series: International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 30th June 1998
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 256
Edition Type: Revised