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An analysis of the concept of pain.
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PMID:  10215986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper presents a conceptual analysis of the phenomenon of pain. The strategic process of developing a conceptual analysis is a cognitive exercise of critical thinking applied to a very common, but complex and poorly understood, experience. Within the classic framework developed by Walker & Avant (1995), pain is analysed and critical attributes are distilled. A model case, a related case and a contrary case are constructed in the course of creating conceptual clarity. Empirical referents that exemplify the concept of pain are identified. The concept analysis provides a forum for dialectics, offering one defensible interpretation of a complex human occurrence. Nursing implications are discussed in the conclusion.
L Montes-Sandoval
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of advanced nursing     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0309-2402     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adv Nurs     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-19     Completed Date:  1999-05-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609811     Medline TA:  J Adv Nurs     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  935-41     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Nursing, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Pain / nursing,  physiopathology,  psychology*
Terminology as Topic

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