By Marie Fallon, Lesley A. Colvin
Persistent soreness is a truly universal challenge, impacting on many sufferers. overview and administration should be difficult. The ABC of Pain makes a speciality of the ache administration concerns usually encountered in fundamental care.
Covering significant power ache shows, equivalent to musculoskeletal ache, low again ache and neuropathic ache, the ABC of Pain additionally presents counsel at the administration of ache in being pregnant, young children, older adults, drug dependency and the terminally unwell. starting with an outline of the epidemiology of persistent soreness, ache mechanisms and the evaluate of discomfort, it then presents sensible counsel on interventional systems and strategies of potent discomfort management.
The ABC of Pain is a entire, evidence-based reference. it truly is perfect for GPs, junior medical professionals, nurse experts in basic care, palliative care experts, and in addition clinic and hospice employees coping with chronically and terminally unwell patients.
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Explanatory adequacy (Campbell 1981). Generality: the scope, breadth, depth and complexity of concepts (Marriner-Tomey 1989). Derivable consequences: the ability to guide and validate research practice (Marriner-Tomey 1989). Scope: frames and integrates a broad number of concepts with its force directly related to its breadth (Ellis 1968). Clinical usefulness: its ability to guide nursing practice which, for Ellis (1968), is the key and ultimate test of significance. HEALTH PROMOTION FRAMEWORK EXEMPLAR To help nurses make a judgement about the practical and clinical worth of a model (or in this case a framework of models) Cormack and Reynolds (1992) contend that it is important that nurses are fully informed about its origins and the extent to which the work derives from tested and established theory.
Hence, it evolved into a teaching rather than an educational experience reinforcing the inequality in power between the nurse and the patient. It also neglected to take account of social context and its influence on health-related behaviour (Caraher 1994a). In a review of the American nursing literature Brubaker (1983) found common but superficial reference to health promotion. Few authors defined health promotion and there was a failure to differentiate between health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, community health and wellness and an inconsistency in their use.
Its internal structure is logically congruent in its cross-classification and translation of diverse perspectives. It has high credibility and social utility in that it can be used to guide health promotion strategic thinking, planning and practice. Beattie’s health promotion framework also offers theoretical plausibility. There are no internal inconsistencies or contradictions and assumptions are compatible and mutually supporting. It offers coherence, clarity, comprehensibility, conceptual adequacy and logical development with clear statements about central contentions.