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Using Lived Experiences of Adults to Understand Chronic Pain: Sickle Cell Disease, an Exemplar

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dc.contributor.author Adegbola, Maxine A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-12T13:35:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-12T13:35:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Published in i-manager’s Journal on Nursing, Vol. 1 No.3, Aug-Oct, pp. 1-12, 2011. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/9651
dc.description.abstract Healthcare provision pertaining to painful, chronic conditions can best be optimized by developing positive healthcare provider [HCP]-patient relationships that minimize fragmented care. Nurses, with their holistic, humanistic approach provide a multidimensional focus that fosters individualized and effective outcomes for chronic events. The chronic pain phenotype is subjective, difficult to assess, define and effectively manage. Individuals with one such chronic syndrome, sickle cell disease (SCD), are living longer with pain that is poorly defined and inadequately managed. In addition to using quantitative assessment, clinicians ond researchers must use substantive qualitative inquiry to understand the pain from the individuals perspective, define, and appropriately manage the pain. Combined quantitative and qualitative inquiry can help clinicians and researchers gain insights into pain experiences. This manuscript summarizes the importance of including a narrative (qualitative) inquiry, to offer a holistic, comprehensive and humanistic opprooch to understanding chronic pain from the lndividuals perspective and subsequently positively impacting care delivery. All nurses in the academy-educators, clinicians and researchers need to include a qualitative approach to care delivery, investigation and evaluation of the phenomenon pain, and intentionally demonstrate care. The experiences of individuals with chronic sickle cell disease (SCD) pain are used as an exemplar. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher i-manager Publications en_US
dc.subject Holism en_US
dc.subject Professionalism en_US
dc.subject Qualitative en_US
dc.subject Lived Experience en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject Caring en_US
dc.subject Story en_US
dc.subject Beneficence en_US
dc.subject Sickle Cell Disease en_US
dc.subject Pain Assessment en_US
dc.title Using Lived Experiences of Adults to Understand Chronic Pain: Sickle Cell Disease, an Exemplar en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/mentis/profile/?2484 en_US
dc.identifier.externalLinkDescription Link to Research Profiles en_US

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