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The Experience of Intense Pain

Nursing Management and Interventions

Kiser-Larson, Norma

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000362
Feature: CE Connection

ABSTRACT: Personal stories of illness give depth to otherwise clinical descriptions of diagnoses. This article offers an autobiographical narrative of complications after total knee replacement surgery. Diagnosis and nursing management of acute compartment syndrome, nociceptive and neuropathic origins of pain, pharmacologic and nursing interventions for pain, the use of prayer in illness, and compassionate caring from a Christian perspective are discussed.

Norma Kiser-Larson, PhD, RN, is an associate professor of nursing at North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. She is a member of First Assembly of God Church, Fargo, North Dakota. She is actively involved in prayer ministry, jail/prison ministry, and missions.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer-review 8/26/2015.

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