Pain: Introduction to Understanding Pain

Kath Murray discusses what is pain, different types of pain and identifying pain in the dying.

Timeline

  • 0:20″ Introduction by Kath Murray.
  • 0’45” Introduction to Pain.
  • 2’13” This information can be used across the continuum of care.
  • 2’55” Content of the podcast follows the Pain Management section in Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, 2009.
  • 3’15” Many people believe that their dying will include pain.
  • 4’20” Recall someone in pain and how the pain affected them. How did you feel in trying the help that person?
  • 5’20” Definition of pain.
  • 5’45” Pain is what the person says it is.
  • 6’06” When this last pain definition does NOT work.
  • 6’30” Trust a patient’s report of pain and record the report.
  • 7’00” Dame Cicely Saunder’s definition of total pain.
  • 8’00” What are different types of pain?
  • 9’00” Nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain, or mixed pain.
  • 9’35” Nociceptive – somatic and visceral – examples and descriptions.
  • 12’00” Neuropathic pain – examples and descriptions.
  • 13’50” Introduction of dermatomes.
  • 14’45” Summary.

Enhancing comfort and managing symptoms, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, 2nd Edition, Katherine Murray, 2009.

Study Guide for Nurses, Enhancing comfort and managing symptoms, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care Workbook, 2009

Study Guide for Health Care Workers, Enhancing comfort and managing symptoms, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care Workbook, 2009

Video – Managing Pain

Teaching Presentation – Introduction to Pain

Credits
Written and recorded by Katherine Murray. All rights reserved, Life and Death Matters, 2010.