Guided Imagery for Pain Management in Elderly Orthopedic Population

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Gloria F. Antall and Denise Kresevic ran a study about the use of guided imagery to manage pain in elderly orthopaedic patients. The purpose of this study was test the effects of guided imagery in older adult patient who have undergone joint replacement surgery. Once the study was complete, it was found that the trends demonstrated positive outcomes for pain relief as well as decreased anxiety and the length of stay in the hospital after the surgery. In future, they want to incorporate guided imagery along with other therapies in all nursing curricula. This will help nurses better understand guided imagery and use it to help their patients overcome the obstacles of surgery and other other medical conditions. For more information or to purchase this study, visit

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