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Message  gerardM le Ven 4 Jan - 15:55

Hi everyone,

What do you think? Is this chart serious and interesting or just crap and useless?


I took this from an American friend who posted this on Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151303812768213&set=at.404197558212.181475.833103212.1840766483&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

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Message  MurielB le Ven 4 Jan - 21:37

Hi Gerard, hi everyone

when you go to the hospital they just ask about your pain on a scale from 1 to 10. This chart offers a different approach because you can express your feelings which is very important

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Re: A Better Pain Chart

Message  gerardM le Ven 4 Jan - 22:31

Hi Muriel, everyone,

I understand you find this useful.
As I wrote it, this comes from an American friend (in fact a Quebecker but she married an American and now lives in Kansas).
I guess she xeroxed this from a book.

I wonder if this is a joke or if it is an official chart.
I rather think it is a joke because she posted this for her Am. friends (if it were official, they should know) and I'm surprised by items 4 and 7.

On the other hand, the tone is casual but not that funny.

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Message  Guilaine le Sam 5 Jan - 21:48

I did´nt get number 6, nor number 12. Please explain Question
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Re: A Better Pain Chart

Message  gerardM le Sam 5 Jan - 23:17

Hi Guilaine,

First of all, this chart is definitely a joke (confirmed by an English speaking nurse).

I don't know if Muriel was speaking about France or the UK but I confirm that in English speaking countries, the patient is invited to evaluate their pain by a number between 0 and 10.

I can try to give more explanations re 12 - the author tried to describe the most terrible situation or at least more serious than in point 11:
- like "ebola" which is an illness with blood going out from the eyes and other parts of the body
- like "Stigmata" (capital letter meaning proper word) which are the marks left on Jesus' hands and feet (by the nails)
- like "pinkeye" - this is a bit silly as if that makes think of blood too, conjunctivitis is not a very serious clue for "close to death" state.

As for #6, I would say that 6 is the middle of the range 0-12 and the state begins to be legitimate/serious.

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