Care recipient (cr) experiences chronic pain

Try: Massage the cr cr’s painful areas encourage the cr to use deep breathing and relaxation exercises involve the cr in other activities to distract him or her such as watching a movie using the computer playing a game or reading assist cr with lifting or moving heavy objects assess the cr’s pain level using a pain rating scale from 0 no pain to 10 worst pain imaginable suggest that cr keep a journal of his or her pain in order to identify factors that cause the pain or make it better or worse

Materials: Pen notebook games books and movies

Categories: Medical Physical, Social

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from www netofcare org symptom management at home by staff writer no date

Keywords: Pain discomfort

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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