A Concept Analysis of Pain.

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Essay #: 051429
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A Concept Analysis of Pain.
This paper will present a concept analysis of pain. A concept analysis is a process of enquiry which enables complex phenomena to be clarified and disarticulated from related terms. Pain is present in many disease states and injuries and as such is an everyday feature of nursing practice, but it is a highly complex and subjective phenomenon that is often difficult to understand and manage. Although concept analysis does not enjoy universal support within nursing scholarship (Risjord 2009, p. 285), it is useful nevertheless to apply this form of analysis to pain to arrive at a robust understanding of the symptom. 
Walker & Avant (1995, p. 67) published a framework for conducting concept analysis that involves...
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..... knowing the person is experiencing pain is when they tell you they are. 
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