• A Proposed Research Study To Investigate the Effect of Music in Postoperative Pain Management

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    An 8 page proposal for a research study designed to evaluate the effect of music in pain reduction in elderly patients. This paper asserts that physiologic, pathophysiologic, and psychosocial patient variables influence patient recovery and stresses that nurses and other medical personnel need to make provisions for each of these variables both before and after surgery. The author contends that music in the postoperative environment could be tremendously effective in meeting the goal of pain reduction. Details a comparative study among two groups of elderly patients which is designed to evaluate this contention. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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    and other medical personnel need to make provisions for each of these variables both before and after surgery. The author contends that music in the postoperative environment could be  tremendously effective in meeting the goal of pain reduction. Details a comparative study among two groups of elderly patients which is designed to evaluate this contention. Bibliography lists  10 sources. PPpainRs.rtf title by - 10 Nov 2001 paper  properly! Introduction Pain management presents one of the  most concerning aspects of the postoperative environment. Postoperative pain can, in fact, be contended to be one of the major psychosocial and physiological stresses impacting patient recovery. This  is particularly true in regard to patients that have undergone TKA surgery. Physiologic, pathophysiologic, and psychosocial patient variables influence patient recovery and stresses that nurses and other medical personnel  need to make provisions for each of these variables both before and after surgery (Benzanson, 1997). This is particularly important for the elderly patient.  Significance Careful consideration of the various individual factors which pertain to  an elderly patient must be made if pain is to be managed adequately. This consideration must encompass not only the current medication regime but also the patients frame of  mind and the importance of psychosocial factors in this frame of mind. Given the importance of the patients mindset in determining recovery it would appear that research into the 

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