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Asked on 04/03/2019 1:19 pm
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Pain is the body’s mechanism to let us know that something is not right. Pain is a sensory, subjective & emotional experience – Pain is what a patient says it is. Hence, pain is subjective. There are many forms of Pain. Physical pain is better understood but pain may also be emotional, psychological, spiritual or social.

Everyone’s experience of pain is different. Pain is common with those living with terminal illnesses & end of life care, a very large part is dedicated to Pain Management. Hence, in the management of elderly & infirm, issues of pain & its management must always be discusses as part of the broader management for quality of life but also, in disease management.

Physical pain is is also the body’s protective message to help us deal with disease & injury. When pain is severed & chronic, it must be properly addressed. Pain, no matter how slight or severe has implications for the well-being of a person. A mild pain from a slight sprain in the ankle from an unfortunate twist can cause over compensation elsewhere & later, could compromise the hips or back – for instance – especially in an elderly or someone aged.

Emotional Pain is real & can have implications for the general well-being as it can trigger a host of other negative physiological activities in the bodily systems. Someone who is emotionally in pain can be depressed. in turn, is not active & will not eat properly. In the elderly, short spells of inactivity or poor nutrition can cause a lot of damage to the person very quickly.

Spiritual pain is not often heard of but it is nevertherless, a pain that often is addressed in end of life care.

Social Pain should never be under estimated. An elderly person often finds themselves lonely, even though there seems to be people around them all the time. For an elderly, sometimes there is that emptiness & yearning for certain family members to be close by or take more active interest in them. The void is often real but sometimes it is managing the expectations of the elderly family member which is so important in order that needs of all parties are best catered for within a certain limitation.

Ageing issues in Singapore is undoubtedly hitting the headlines. Good to remember that Pain Management is not just about popping pills to dampen physical pain but the many facets that will also need addressing for completeness.

Posted by June Cheah
Answered On 04/03/2019 1:52 pm
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Pain is the body’s mechanism to let us know that something is not right. Pain is a sensory, subjective & emotional experience – Pain is what a patient says it is. Hence, pain is subjective. There are many forms of Pain. Physical pain is better understood but pain may also be emotional, psychological, spiritual or social.

Everyone’s experience of pain is different. Pain is common with those living with terminal illnesses & end of life care, a very large part is dedicated to Pain Management. Hence, in the management of elderly & infirm, issues of pain & its management must always be discusses as part of the broader management for quality of life but also, in disease management.

Physical pain is is also the body’s protective message to help us deal with disease & injury. When pain is severed & chronic, it must be properly addressed. Pain, no matter how slight or severe has implications for the well-being of a person. A mild pain from a slight sprain in the ankle from an unfortunate twist can cause over compensation elsewhere & later, could compromise the hips or back – for instance – especially in an elderly or someone aged.

Emotional Pain is real & can have implications for the general well-being as it can trigger a host of other negative physiological activities in the bodily systems. Someone who is emotionally in pain can be depressed. in turn, is not active & will not eat properly. In the elderly, short spells of inactivity or poor nutrition can cause a lot of damage to the person very quickly.

Spiritual pain is not often heard of but it is nevertherless, a pain that often is addressed in end of life care.

Social Pain should never be under estimated. An elderly person often finds themselves lonely, even though there seems to be people around them all the time. For an elderly, sometimes there is that emptiness & yearning for certain family members to be close by or take more active interest in them. The void is often real but sometimes it is managing the expectations of the elderly family member which is so important in order that needs of all parties are best catered for within a certain limitation.

Ageing issues in Singapore is undoubtedly hitting the headlines. Good to remember that Pain Management is not just about popping pills to dampen physical pain but the many facets that will also need addressing for completeness.

Posted by Admin
Answered On 04/03/2019 1:52 pm