Educating nurses about pain management: the way forward
Article first published online: 11 NOV 2002
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Volume 11, Issue 6, pages 705–714, November 2002
How to Cite
Twycross, A. (2002), Educating nurses about pain management: the way forward. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 11: 705–714. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2702.2002.00677.x
- Issue published online: 11 NOV 2002
- Article first published online: 11 NOV 2002
- Accepted for publication 7 April 2002
- educational strategies;
- knowledge deficits;
- pain management
? Nurse education does not appear to be preparing nurses to manage pain in the clinical area.
? A number of studies have demonstrated that nurses continue to have educational deficits in this context.
? Several studies have found no change in knowledge or behaviours following education about pain management.
? Others have found that changes in behaviour do occur.
? It is possible that innovative teaching strategies need to be used.
? The literature in this area is reviewed and recommendations made.