HCA250 Assigment: Treatment Options for Clinical pain
Checkpoint: Mary’s Battle- Appendix F
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2. Assignment: Treatment Options for Clinical Pain
In this assignment, you will exercise critical thinking skills. Remember to suspend judgment
while inquiring into multiple aspects of the issue. Answering the questions requires
application of problem solving skills and methods, and your recommendations must be
derived from your own evaluative decisions.
??Resources: Ch. 12 of Health Psychology
??Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]
??Consider the following three cases of clinical pain:
o Case 1: Various types of pain from a below-the-knee amputation resulting from
o Case 2: Acute pain from an abdominal hysterectomy
o Case 3: Chronic headaches (non-migraine)
??Use information from Ch. 12 of the text and other sources to help you comment on
whether surgical, pharmaceutical, behavioral, and cognitive treatment methods would or
would not be considered appropriate for each of the three clinical pain cases. Discuss
and defend your answers.
??Recommend an appropriate pain treatment plan employing one or more specific
methods for each individual case. Describe each plan and provide support for your
??Discuss the benefits of having all four (surgical, pharmaceutical, behavioral, and
cognitive) pain treatment methods available to chronic pain patients in a traditional
??Compile your answers in a 1,200- to 1,400-word paper in APA format. Use a minimum of
two sources besides the text.
??Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
4. CheckPoint: Mary’s Battle
??Resource: Appendix F
??Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]
??Read about Mary’s case in Appendix F.
??Select four categories from the following list:
o Age of patient
o Previous illness adaptation history
o Quality of life during palliative care
o Length/term of illness before death
o Psychological support
o Social support
o Medical support
o Financial support
o Living will/legal needs
o Family/friends’ needs