Complimentary treatment modalities to pain management in the patient with cancer
Cancer is a widespread disease with pain being the most significant side effect of the disease process. There are various methods that are available to nurses and health care professionals that can be used to comfort the patient with cancer. Techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, music therapy, narcotic and analgesic administration, humor, guided imagery, rhythmic breathing, relaxation, animal therapy, and hypnosis are some of the treatment modalities used in attempt to relieve the side effects and pain associated with cancer treatments and procedural pain. While some of the techniques were found to have a greater effect on relieving pain and anxiety, most were found to have at least some impact on management of other symptoms and procedural discomfort. With the knowledge of the various techniques for symptom management, it is surprising to find that many nurses and health care professionals do not employ them in their practice. A review of the research literature and other scholarly works between 1984-1997 were explored to determine knowledge about pain management in the patient with cancer.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs;Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Innes, Lisa K., "Complimentary treatment modalities to pain management in the patient with cancer" (1998). HIM 1990-2015. 111.