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Sjuksköterskors skattning av patienters postoperativa smärta - en litteraturstudie
Kristianstad University College, Department of Health Sciences.
Kristianstad University College, Department of Health Sciences.
Kristianstad University College, Department of Health Sciences.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

Background: Patients postoperative pain is often underestimated. Untreated or undertreated pain decreases the chance of optimal recovery after surgery. Pain assessment is an important factor of efficient pain relief. Aim: The aim of the literature study was to describe factors of importance for nurses´ assessment of postoperative pain in patients. Method: A literature study was done where qualitative and one quantitative article was reviewed. Eleven articles were analyzed. Results: The analysis resulted in four categories; nurses´ ability to assess patients´ postoperative pain through verbal communication, nurses´ ability to assess patients’ postoperative pain through non-verbal communication, nurses knowledge and experience and nurses attitudes. Discussion: Nurses ability to receive patients´ pain signals varies. Assessment of patients´ postoperative pain is seldom planned, but rather randomly made. Nurses seldom use tools for pain assessment; instead they rely on what the patients tell them and assess the pain from that information. Nurses with a specific pain education have a more positive attitude towards tools for pain assessment. Conclusion: Nurses attitudes affect the ability to communicate both verbal and non-verbally. Nurses´ attitudes are of importance for assessment of postoperative pain in patients. Education has shown itself to have a positive effect on nurses´ attitudes towards pain assessment and tools for assessing the pain.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-4622Local ID: oai:eprints.bibl.hkr.se.oai2:2194OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-4622DiVA, id: diva2:231086
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Medicine
Available from: 2008-03-01 Created: 2008-03-01 Last updated: 2008-09-12

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