Congruence between nurses' and patients' assessment of postoperative pain: A literature review

Authors: Wooldridge, S. and Branney, J.

Journal: British Journal of Nursing

Volume: 29

Issue: 4

Pages: 212-220

eISSN: 2052-2819

ISSN: 0966-0461

DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.4.212

Abstract:

Postoperative pain remains poorly managed for many patients. Effective pain management begins with accurate pain assessment, with patient self-reporting considered the most accurate measure of pain. This literature review aimed to identify how congruent nurses' assessments of pain were with patients' self-reporting. A search identified six observational studies and one quasi-experimental study that met the inclusion criteria. The findings from these studies were summarised under two themes: nurses' underestimation of patients' pain and nurses' knowledge and understanding of pain assessment. Some nurses' pain management knowledge was deemed inadequate, with evidence of negative attitudes towards managing pain in certain groups of patients. Educational interventions have so far had limited impact on correcting the ethical and professional problem of inadequate pain relief in many patients postoperatively. Randomised controlled trials are required to identify effective education interventions that can contribute to ending this avoidable suffering.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33653/

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Congruence between nurses' and patients' assessment of postoperative pain: a literature review.

Authors: Wooldridge, S. and Branney, J.

Journal: Br J Nurs

Volume: 29

Issue: 4

Pages: 212-220

ISSN: 0966-0461

DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.4.212

Abstract:

Postoperative pain remains poorly managed for many patients. Effective pain management begins with accurate pain assessment, with patient self-reporting considered the most accurate measure of pain. This literature review aimed to identify how congruent nurses' assessments of pain were with patients' self-reporting. A search identified six observational studies and one quasi-experimental study that met the inclusion criteria. The findings from these studies were summarised under two themes: nurses' underestimation of patients' pain and nurses' knowledge and understanding of pain assessment. Some nurses' pain management knowledge was deemed inadequate, with evidence of negative attitudes towards managing pain in certain groups of patients. Educational interventions have so far had limited impact on correcting the ethical and professional problem of inadequate pain relief in many patients postoperatively. Randomised controlled trials are required to identify effective education interventions that can contribute to ending this avoidable suffering.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33653/

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Congruence between nurses' and patients' assessment of postoperative pain: a literature review

Authors: Branney, J. and Wooldridge, S.

Journal: British Journal of Nursing

Volume: 29

Issue: 4

Pages: 212-220

Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing Ltd.

ISSN: 0142-0372

DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.4.212

Abstract:

Postoperative pain remains poorly managed for many patients. Effective pain management begins with accurate pain assessment, with patient self-reporting considered the most accurate measure of pain. This literature review aimed to identify how congruent nurses' assessments of pain were with patients' self-reporting. A search identified six observational studies and one quasi-experimental study that met the inclusion criteria. The findings from these studies were summarised under two themes: nurses' underestimation of patients' pain and nurses' knowledge and understanding of pain assessment. Some nurses' pain management knowledge was deemed inadequate, with evidence of negative attitudes towards managing pain in certain groups of patients. Educational interventions have so far had limited impact on correcting the ethical and professional problem of inadequate pain relief in many patients postoperatively. Randomised controlled trials are required to identify effective education interventions that can contribute to ending this avoidable suffering.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33653/

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Congruence between nurses' and patients' assessment of postoperative pain: a literature review.

Authors: Wooldridge, S. and Branney, J.

Journal: British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)

Volume: 29

Issue: 4

Pages: 212-220

ISSN: 0966-0461

DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.4.212

Abstract:

Postoperative pain remains poorly managed for many patients. Effective pain management begins with accurate pain assessment, with patient self-reporting considered the most accurate measure of pain. This literature review aimed to identify how congruent nurses' assessments of pain were with patients' self-reporting. A search identified six observational studies and one quasi-experimental study that met the inclusion criteria. The findings from these studies were summarised under two themes: nurses' underestimation of patients' pain and nurses' knowledge and understanding of pain assessment. Some nurses' pain management knowledge was deemed inadequate, with evidence of negative attitudes towards managing pain in certain groups of patients. Educational interventions have so far had limited impact on correcting the ethical and professional problem of inadequate pain relief in many patients postoperatively. Randomised controlled trials are required to identify effective education interventions that can contribute to ending this avoidable suffering.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33653/

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Congruence between nurses' and patients' assessment of postoperative pain: a literature review

Authors: Branney, J.

Journal: British Journal of Nursing

Volume: 29

Issue: 4

Pages: 212-220

ISSN: 0142-0372

Abstract:

Postoperative pain remains poorly managed for many patients. Effective pain management begins with accurate pain assessment, with patient self-reporting considered the most accurate measure of pain. This literature review aimed to identify how congruent nurses' assessments of pain were with patients' self-reporting. A search identified six observational studies and one quasi-experimental study that met the inclusion criteria. The findings from these studies were summarised under two themes: nurses' underestimation of patients' pain and nurses' knowledge and understanding of pain assessment. Some nurses' pain management knowledge was deemed inadequate, with evidence of negative attitudes towards managing pain in certain groups of patients. Educational interventions have so far had limited impact on correcting the ethical and professional problem of inadequate pain relief in many patients postoperatively. Randomised controlled trials are required to identify effective education interventions that can contribute to ending this avoidable suffering.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33653/

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