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Title: Comparison of the level of knowledge and attitudes regarding post-operative pain between Polish and American nurses

Abstract:

The primary purpose of this study was to determine if there are any differences in knowledge and attitude regarding postoperative pain between American and Polish nurses. The data were collected from 92 surgical nurses working in Raleigh, United States and 92 nurses working in Cracow, Poland. The data showed that nursing staff, especially from Poland, has greater concerns about addiction when opioids were used for pain control. Nurses concern increased as patient took opiods (particularly morphine) for longer periods. Polish nurses had less understanding that, with time, both physiologic and behavioral adaptations occur in patient with pain. In addition, they underestimated the patient’s stated pain, believing that the patient exaggerated. The majority of American nurses recorded the same pain intensity that the patient stated, but they did not believe the patient’s score. Polish nurses lack adequate knowledge about pain assessment, addiction and attitude towards acute pain than American nurses. The research helped identify some factors, which can be considered barriers to effective pain management and developed nursing standards of care in postoperative pain control.

Level of degree:

2 - studia doktoranckie

Degree discipline:

pielęgniarstwo

Degree grantor:

Wydział Lekarski

Promoter:

Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk

Date issued:

2007

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application/pdf

Identifier:

oai:dl.cm-uj.krakow.pl:1044

Call number:

ZB-108266

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Location of original object:

Biblioteka Medyczna Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego - Collegium Medicum

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