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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing$
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Betty R. Ferrell and Nessa Coyle

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195333121

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333121.001.0001

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Contextual Analysis of Patient Suffering

Contextual Analysis of Patient Suffering

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(p.44) (p.45) Chapter 3 Contextual Analysis of Patient Suffering
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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing
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Betty R. Ferrell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333121.003.0003

This chapter intends to bring the suffering person's voice to this text. The perspectives include those of pediatrics, critical care, oncology, geriatrics, pain management, and family caregivers. These contexts were selected as clinical areas recognized as places of pervasive suffering and those with intense nursing involvement. The suffering seen in these settings is described in this chapter by nurses who have witnessed the suffering within these contexts. The discussion explores these contexts both in terms of common themes and in terms of the goals of nursing in caring for individuals under these circumstances.

Keywords:   pediatrics, critical care, oncology, geriatrics, pain management, family caregivers, suffering, nursing involvement

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