Defense Date

1980

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Marya Olgas

Abstract

Pain is a universal experience. Caring for people in pain is a central aspect of nursing practice. Many studies have been done to determine the physical and psychosocial mechanisms of the pain sensation, in addition to methods of relief. Very little has been done, however, dealing specifically with the pain experienced by the burned patient.

People hospitalized with thermal injuries complain most often of the intensity and long duration of their pain experience. Due to the large number of persons sustaining thermal injuries every year, it is apparent that nurses must familiarize themselves with methods of evaluation and intervention to reduce or eliminate pain. More importantly, they must be aware of how they are perceiving the burned patient's pain at any given time, and whether this is congruent with the patient's perception of his or her pain.

Comments

Scanned, with permission from the author, from the original print version, which resides in University Archives.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

10-17-2018

Included in

Nursing Commons

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