Enhancing nursing knowledge and attitudes through the introduction of an educational pain management package

De Bono, Joyce (2016) Enhancing nursing knowledge and attitudes through the introduction of an educational pain management package. Masters thesis, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

The purpose of this proposal is to critically review the literature and examine the knowledge and attitudes of nurses regarding the management of postoperative pain. Nurses are key persons that are responsible for providing the appropriate pain relief for all surgical patients and must be knowledgeable to ensure their practice is of appropriate quality care (Rejeh, et al., 2009). Patients have the right to pain relief (Maier, et al., 2010; Lorentzen, et al., 2012). However, despite the interest of researchers dedicated to understanding pain and the progress of pharmacological techniques and clinical routines, patients still suffer moderate to severe pain post surgery (Maier, et al., 2010; Lorentzen, et al., 2012; Kiekkas, et al., 2015; Robleda, et al., 2015). Findings have suggested that the knowledge and attitudes of nurses are the key barriers to optimal pain management (Gordon, et al., 2008; Rejeh, et al., 2009; Lewthwaite, et al., 2011; Al Qadire and Al Khalaileh, 2012; Adejumo, 2013). Furthermore, nurses do not know enough about pain and pain relief methods (Taylor and Stanbury, 2009). Kurt Lewin’s (1951) theory will be used by proposing to introduce an educational programme to enhance the knowledge and attitudes of nurses regarding the management of postoperative pain. The demand for educational programmes has been increased to emphasize the importance of educational programmes which are a potential method of improving nurses’ knowledge and attitudes. The healthcare sector is an environment that is continuously developing, where change has become a norm to sustain its success and existence (Burnes, 2004a; Ackoff, 2006). An evaluation of the educational programmes will be attempted in order to improve the management of postoperative pain. It will also seek to measure success of the suggested programme.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Additional Information: A dissertation presented to the University of Cumbria in part fulfilment of the requirements for the MSc at the University of Cumbria.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 13:25
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 17:10
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3265

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