Be brave in the presence of God because His love for you is overflowing. For example, pain is always a subjective experience. As a nurse, I cannot prove or disprove patient’s report of pain. I can only rely on the reliable indicator of pain if the patient has cognitive abilities to speak and point to the area causing pain. I cannot assume simply by how the patient behaves. A pain rating scale of, 0 (for no pain) to 10 (highest possible pain) will assist me to identify a pain intensity. All these assessment will be used in determining comfort and function of treatment goal. A care plan can be pharmacological and/or nonpharmacologic relief, considering the intensity, character, onset, duration, and aggravating relieving factor. Other issues such as, past and current experiences, effectiveness of the methods used to manage the pain, coping methods, other precipitating events such as loss of appetite, guarding, grimacing, moaning, crying will be considered in the scheme of events.
Be brave – pain is always a subjective experience