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Advances in the pharmacological management of acute and chronic pain

06 June 2018

Nursing Standard

Pain

Effective management of acute and chronic pain is an important aspect of nursing practice. Relieving patients’ pain requires nurses to have an understanding of the...

The convergent validity of the manchester pain scale

01 April 2005

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

Objective To test the convergent validity of the Manchester pain scale when compared to the current ‘gold standard’ in children’s pain assessment, the Oucher pain...

Introduction of a pain assessment tool in a cancer centre: an action research approach

01 September 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

The aim of this research project was to develop and pilot a pain assessment tool in clinical practice. This tool should assist nurses to assess pain, plan and...

The assessment and management of patients with chronic pain

04 December 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Pain affects most patients with cancer at some stage in their illness; 75 per cent of patients will experience pain with advanced disease (Portenoy 1989). Chronic...

Nurses’and doctors’knowledge of pain after surgery

10 May 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To analyse the links between levels of acute pain management knowledge, perceptions of clinical skills and the acute pain management education history of doctors...

Chronic pain: clinical features, assessment and treatment

14 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

A significant number of people in the UK experience chronic pain, resulting in high levels of suffering and reduced quality of life. Management of chronic pain is...

Nursing and supporting patients with chronic pain

24 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Nurses in all settings are likely to be working with patients in chronic pain on a regular basis. Although there is much information available about chronic pain,...

Nurses’ and doctors’ knowledge of pain after surgery

04 May 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To analyse the links between levels of acute pain management knowledge, perceptions of clinical skills and the acute pain management education history of doctors...

Selection of pain measurement tools

10 December 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Although pain measurement tools have been available for a number of years their reliability and validity cannot be presumed because none holds...

Nursing and supporting patients with chronic pain

18 January 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

Nurses in all settings are likely to be working with patients in chronic pain on a regular basis. Although there is much information available about chronic pain,...