Anticipating Barriers in Pain-Management Research

Authors

  • Janet S. Carpenter RN, PhD, AOCN,

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    1. Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Chandler Medical Center, Departments of Anesthesiology and Oncology Department of Behavioral Science; both at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.
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  • Paul Sloan MD,

    1. Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Chandler Medical Center, Departments of Anesthesiology and Oncology Department of Behavioral Science; both at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.
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  • Michael Andrykowski PhD

    1. Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Chandler Medical Center, Departments of Anesthesiology and Oncology Department of Behavioral Science; both at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.
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Dr. Carpenter, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 508 Godchaux Hall, 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240-0008. E-mail: janet.s.carpenter@mcmail. vanderbilt.edu

Abstract

Research plays a crucial role in understanding and counteracting the current less than optimal state of pain management in the United States. Although several barriers to the proper identification and treatment of pain have been identified, potential barriers to successful completion of pain management research have not been described.

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