Identify the actual and potential physiological and psychological responses to the pain/discomfort, for your assigned client.

A 25-year-old Arab American man is one day post-operative following vascular surgery. There have been no post-surgical complications. He tells his family that he is “in terrible pain,” and he reports ratings of 2 to 3 on 0-10 numeric rating scale to the nursing staff. He requests pain medication every two to three hours, and will not get out of bed or ambulate.

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