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Surgical, Pharmaceutical, Behavioral, & Cognitive Pain

Consider the following three cases of clinical pain:
o Case 1: Various types of pain from a below-the-knee amputation resulting from diabetic neuropathy
o Case 2: Acute pain from an abdominal hysterectomy
o Case 3: Chronic headaches (non-migraine)
 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 recommendations.
 Discuss the benefits of having all four (surgical, pharmaceutical, behavioral, and cognitive) pain treatment methods available to chronic pain patients in a traditional hospital.

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o Case 1: Various types of pain from a below-the-knee amputation resulting from diabetic neuropathy

o Case 2: Acute pain from an abdominal hysterectomy

Will require clinical and medical help. Because this is a surgery which took place, so a trained doctor and specialist can only handle the post surgical recovery phase of the patient. A team of oncologist, gastroenterologist will be necessary for this patient.

o Case 3: Chronic headaches (non-migraine)

Chronic headaches may need medical treatment. If it is not a case of diagnosed hypochondria, then the patient can be refereed for cognitive and behavioral treatments. Sometimes, an eclectic treatment will help, as well meaning a ...

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surgical, pharmaceutical, behavioral, and cognitive) pain treatment methods

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