Why Does "Pain Management" Exclude Psychic Pain?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mona M. Shattell, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Since 1999 when the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) added pain assessment and management to their regulatory standards, which were implemented in 2001, ?pain management? has been elevated in level of importance. The phrase ?pain management,? used by health care regulatory agencies, health care organizations, and health care providers has become a buzzword that is used without thinking of its broader implications or its exclusionary taken-for-granted meaning.

Additional Information

Publication
Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30:344
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
pain, pain management, psychic pain, pain assessment