Female nurse recently diagnosed with chronic pain from a back injury

A 45-year-old female nurse recently diagnosed with chronic pain from a back injury while assisting a bariatric patient who had fallen on the floor.

Teresa works in a rural hospital and has not been able to work for 4 months since she had a work place injury assisting a bariatric patient who had fallen. She suffers from constant back pain and it is affecting her sleep and ability to carry out her activities of daily living. She is currently on alternating Panadol and Meloxicam. Her partner is concerned that she is depressed but Teresa is reluctant to see anyone and access to services is limited.

QUESTIONS:

  1. Outline the context and give a brief description of the health issues for the person (this is determined mostly by the scenario you are developing).
  2. Describe (succinctly and briefly) the underlying pathophysiology and symptomatology the person may experience (this can be given in points on your poster) associated with the chronic condition.