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  • Mini-Research proposal:Nurses and non-pharmacologicalpain management.Erin Joslin, RNWNMU, School of Nursing, NUR 332April 15, 2013
  • Introduction●Pain is a nursing priority●Little research aboutnon-pharmacologicalpain relief in acute care●Non-pharmacologicaltechniques are innursing scope ofpractice
  • Definition of Terms●Pain – Unpleasant sensation and emotionalexperience associated with actual or potentialtissue damage
  • Definition of Terms●Pain management– effort to reducepain●Non-pharmacological– Does not involvemedication●Acute care setting– Short-termtreatment facility
  • Definition of Terms●Belief – Personalconviction that may ormay not be supportedby evidence●Knowledge – Theoretical or practicalunderstanding of a subject●Attitude – Settled way of thinking or feeling●Behavior – How one conducts oneself
  • Theoretical FrameworkAzjens Theory of Planned Behavior
  • Purpose of StudyCorrelation between:●Nurse knowledge,attitudes and beliefsabout non-pharmacological painreliefAND●Nurse use of non-pharmacological pain relief
  • Research QuestionIn acute care settings,how are nursesdecisions to use ornot to use non-pharmacological painmanagementtechniques influencedby their knowledgeand beliefs?
  • Design●Descriptive correlational– Relationship between two variables●Nurses knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes●Nurses use of non-pharmacological painrelief– Non-experimental– Qualitative
  • Study SubjectsPopulation: R.N.s in NewMexicoSample size: 100Sampling: Convenience(Network) at three hospitals– Gila Regional MedicalCenter– Mimbres Memorial Hospital– Memorial Medical Center
  • Collection of Data●Self-report– Focused interview with topic guideOR– Online survey with open ended questions
  • Protection of Human Rights●Institutional Review Board– Western New MexicoUniversity●Informed consent– Established at eachinterview– Document of disclosureand consent
  • Limitations●Geographic concentrationof sample●Limits related to datacollection– Interviews: time andtravel intensive– Questionnaire:misinterpretation andlow response rate●Subjectivity of information
  • Summary●Gateway to experimentalresearch about non-pharmacological painrelief in acute care●Changing attitudes aboutpain and pain-management●Standardization of nursingknowledge regardingnon-pharmacologicalpain management
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