Provide Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort

1.1. Holistic care aims to take care of the whole person - not only the physical needs (i.e. pain what they are suffering from) of the patient but also their mental & emotional needs (i.e. afraid, not knowing what`s wrong), their social needs (i.e. worrying about money, bills, or how supporting family) and spiritual needs (i.e. feelings of anger or guilt).

Conventional medicine, alternative and complementary therapies can be used as options to relieve pain and other symptoms if desired. Care plan is individualized and tailor-made for the service users which support their lifestyle and culture. The individuals and their family members are consulted and their wishes respected as far as possible in the care process.
1.2. Repositioning individuals and adjustments to bedding, heating, lighting or noise can also be a factor and the use of specialised mattresses such as air mattresses and equipment and pressure reducing aids can help to alleviate pain.

There are many options to minimise discomfort such as :

Doctors most often use conventional methods such as drugs.
Physiotherapists rely on physical means of treatment such as; massages, electrical therapies, hot or cold packs and complementary therapists use methods such as: acupuncture, herbal medication, aromatherapy or chiropractic.
Relieving anxiety by talking to therapies.
1.3.   Homes policies for pain management.
  Prescribed medication- via GP
  Homely remedies
  Practical measures from Health care assistance i.e. changing positions of individuals etc.

2.1. Pain can effect individuals communication so it is therefore important to observe their behaviour for signs of pain. The individual may become distressed and agitated and they may shout...