Pain management of older people in the acute setting: a critical ethnography of decision making on an acute surgical ward

C Phelan, I Higgins, P. Summons

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Abstract

Pain in the older person remains poorly assessed and managed across a number of practice settings including in the acute hospital environment (Brown & McCormack 2011). Guidelines exist to support clinical practice but the research practice gap remains an issue (Macintyre et al. 2010; Samaraee et al. 2010; Prowse 2007). Exploring the decision making of nurses, doctors and older people around this issue may help identify facilitators to improving care
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402
Number of pages1
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 Australian Pain Society 35th Annual Scientific Meeting: ‘Managing Pain: from Mechanism to Policy’ - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 15 Mar 201518 Mar 2015
Conference number: 35

Keywords

  • Pain Management
  • Older People
  • Acute Surgical Ward

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