The guide provides quick access to nursing guidelines for treatment of pain due to fibromyalgia, TMJ pain, phantom breast pain, postmastectomy pain syndrome, menstrually related migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and STD-related and pelvic pain. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options, current information from national guidelines (including using a combination of pain management scales for optimal pain assessment and management), along with regional anesthesia techniques, patient-controlled analgesia, and epidural pain management are also included
The VRHB uses the framework to guide its policies, programs, services and structures. The framework assists the VRHB to improve the health of women by making women centred approaches to health care a primary focus within the Vancouver/Richmond region.
Includes bibliographical references.
Framework... was first published in the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board's Women's Health Planning Project Final Report, January 2000.