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Pain management for patients with chest drains

01 April 2000

Emergency Nurse

CPD

The management of chest drains is very complex and pain control is often given very little thought. It is not necessarily always considered to be a priority. This...

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...

Biological reductionism of self-harm

01 May 2007

Mental Health Practice

General

There is a worrying trend in psychiatric nursing. Support is growing for the theory that self-harm results from alleged neurotransmitter abnormalities in the brain,...

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...

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,...

Fine tuning the day surgery process

13 October 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

IT IS NOW recognised that the patient’s perspective is important in the planning and evaluation of health care. In no other area of health service delivery is this...

Pain management for patients with chest drains

23 February 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

The management of pain for patients with chest drains has been largely neglected. This article reviews the evidence and describes how applying a theoretical model...

Do respiratory patients receive adequate analgesia?

11 August 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This literature review demonstrates that hospitalised patients may not be receiving adequate pain relief due to health professionals’ belief that optimum doses of...

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...