A 25-year-old Arab American man is one day post op following a thoracotomy. There have been no post-surgical complications. He tells his family that he is “in terrible pain”, yet he reports ratings of 2 to 3 on 0-10 numeric rating scale to the nursing staff. He requests pain medication every two to three hours, and will not get out of bed or ambulate.
Identify and state a priority nursing diagnosis label for your assigned patient related to pain.
Develop and state three (3) nursing interventions for this nursing diagnosis label or patient problem. When planning individualized nursing interventions, consider the patient’s type of pain and cultural perspective.
Provide your rationale or reasoning for each intervention chosen.
Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic.Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.
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