Open Access Review Article

Post Blunt Trauma Suffering and the Need for Care and Caring

Louis D Filhour PhD, RN*

Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 03, 2019;  Published Date: September 18, 2019


As a hospital-based healthcare provider, you find yourself needing to care for a patient who has just experienced blunt trauma. For many patients, this is their first significant injury and experience of hospitalization. As the healthcare provider, do you know how your patient is suffering? Do you understand why your patient is suffering? Do you know if your patient is aware of his or her own suffering? And, importantly, do you know how your care can make your patient’s suffering better or even worse? This work describes the concept of suffering and two studies conducted to help gain an understanding of how and why patients experience suffering.

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