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Postoperative pain in Petients in a Kuwait hospital: a study of how nurses know if the patient is in pain
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Research Design NURS60018 78837160 Word count: 3660 Postoperative pain in Patients in a Kuwait Hospital: A Study of How Nurses Know if the Patient is in Pain 1. Question Formulation and Theoretical Perspectives Background The Kuwait health care network is deemed to be the best in the entire gulf region and even amongst the finest in the world often comparable to those of the health care systems offered in European countries (WHO 2011).
All over the world it has been acknowledged by researchers that a significant exists in the field of pain management. (Ebert, 2010, p.438). Researchers also agree that the cornerstone to quality care in this area is pain assessment. (Ebert, 2010, p.438). A study of hospitalized patients in Kuwait’, in 1993, found that the pain estimates made by nurses who participated in the study were lower than that of the corresponding patients (Harrison,1993). There are also a number of studies carried out in other nations that suggest that usually health professionals underestimate pain in health care situations (Solomon, 2001; Remington and Footrell, 2005, p.269; Amery, 2009, p.103). Hence it is assumed that one specific aspect of health care service that needs improvement is pain assessment and management and also from working in Kuwait health care setting for many years, this researcher personally has an anecdotal impression that pain assessment is poor in Kuwait hospitals. ...
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