Simons, Joan and Roberson, Elaine
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02342.x|
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Aim of the study. To explore the perceptions of nurses and parents of the management of postoperative pain in children. This paper focuses on issues of knowledge and communication.
Background. Nurses are the key health care professionals with responsibility for managing children's pain, however, nurses are not well supported educationally to manage the level of responsibility.
Results. Using matched interviews between 20 parents and 20 nurses many issues arose relating to the nurse/parent communication process. It was also clear that despite nurses' knowledge of pain management being deficient, they had expectations that required parents to have a level of knowledge they did not possess.
Conclusions. The findings suggest that nurses' poor communication with parents and nurses' knowledge deficits in relation to children's pain management create obstacles to effective pain management. These obstacles need to be addressed in order to improve the management of children's pain through better education of nurses and two way communication with parents.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2002 Blackwell Science Ltd|
|Keywords:||pain; children; parents; nurses; knowledge; communication; obstacles; pain management|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)|
|Depositing User:||Joan Simons|
|Date Deposited:||31 Mar 2011 08:27|
|Last Modified:||26 Feb 2016 13:06|
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