Nursing practices in patients with chronic pain: An integrative review

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Objective: To know the benefits of nursing practices to patients with pain followed-up in the pain clinic. Methods: Integrative literature review, using the electronic portal SCIELO, CINAHL and PubMed Central databases, with time cut from 2008 to 2018 and data collection period between June and July 2018. The Health Science Descriptors (DeCs) and Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) were: Patients, Chronic pain, Nurse Care, Pain clinic. Results: It was evidenced that the production analyzed is mostly on non-pharmacological nursing practices for patients with chronic pain, with reduced publications in Brazil and tended to focus on the last five years. The patient with this type of injury experiences multifactorial conditions that directly influence the health condition, and requires integral follow-up by interprofessional team, including the care network, through qualified and resolutive interventions, aiming at adaptation and/or improvement of their health condition. Conclusion: The studies indicate benefits generated by systematized practices implemented by nurses, through instruments and tools for detection, intervention and evaluation, as well as clinical support.

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De Macedo Antunes, J., Daher, D. V., Ferrari, M. F. M., Pereira, L. C. C. M., Faria, M., Sveichtizer, M. C., … Izidoro, C. (2018). Nursing practices in patients with chronic pain: An integrative review. ACTA Paulista de Enfermagem, 31(6), 681–687.

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