We have to take Pain Definition, Pain Management, and the Results of Non-pharmacological Studies SeriouslyVaajoki A*
Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
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- Vaajoki A
Department of Nursing Science
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Eastern Finland, Finland
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date July 02, 2013; Accepted date August 05, 2013; Published date August 07, 2013
Citation: Vaajoki A (2013) We have to take Pain Definition, Pain Management, and the Results of Non-pharmacological Studies Seriously. Altern Integr Med 2:134. doi:10.4172/2327-5162.1000134
Copyright: © 2013 Vaajoki A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Pain assessment and management is an inevitable part of the nursing care of patients. Incomplete relief of pain remains widespread despite decades of research. Studies indicate that lack of knowledge, skills, and inattentive attitudes toward patients are barriers to effective pain management. Non-pharmacological methods are one possibility and should be offered as an adjunct alternative to pharmacological pain relief in nursing practice. For example, listening to music is inexpensive, safe, and does not require extra resources. We need systematic and continuous training in pain management.