The problem of postoperative pain: issues for future research

Botti, Mari, Bucknall, Tracey and Manias, Elizabeth 2004, The problem of postoperative pain: issues for future research, International journal of nursing practice, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 257-263.

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Title The problem of postoperative pain: issues for future research
Author(s) Botti, Mari
Bucknall, Tracey
Manias, Elizabeth
Journal name International journal of nursing practice
Volume number 10
Issue number 6
Start page 257
End page 263
Publisher Wiley Interscience
Place of publication Malden, Mass.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1322-7114
1440-172X
Keyword(s) decision-making
pain
pain assessment
pain management
postoperative
Summary Uncontrolled postoperative pain continues despite abundant research in the area. The purposes of the paper are to review how past research influences our understanding of pain in the postsurgery context and to argue for a methodological shift towards naturalistic inquiry. Such a shift incorporates the complexities of pain assessment and management in the clinical practice environment. Decisions regarding pain are often examined outside of the contextual concerns of clinical practice. Research approaches have involved analyses of nurse and patient-related factors associated with pain. These approaches do not account for complex interactions that occur between nurses, patients and the dynamic environment in which these interactions take place. The failure of research to address the context of pain decisions has several implications. It limits our understanding of why pain continues despite ongoing research and it does not enable evaluation of clinical strategies to improve pain decision-making and pain outcomes for patients.


Notes Published Online: 9 Nov 2004
Language eng
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Blackwell Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002581

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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