Generating and Testing Pain Management Standards Through Collaborative Research Utilization
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2007
Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 31, Issue 4, pages 355–356, December 1999
How to Cite
Dufault, M. A. and Sullivan, M. C. (1999), Generating and Testing Pain Management Standards Through Collaborative Research Utilization. Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 31: 355–356. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1999.tb00518.x
- Issue published online: 14 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2007
- Accepted for publication January 8, 1999.
- utilization of nursing research;
- pain management;
- research-based standards;
- outcome evaluation
Although major advances in research have given clinicians the tools to provide pain-free hospitalization, inadequate pain relief continues to diminish patients' quality of care (Dufault, Bielecki, Collins, & Willey, 1995). Barriers to using current research for attaining best practice in pain management have been identified as providers' and patients' attitudes and lack of knowledge (Clarke et al., 1996), systems problems (Barnason, Merboth, Pozehl, & Tietjen, 1998), and regulatory obstacles (Yeager, Miaskowski, Dibble, & Wallhagan, 1997). Recently, inadequate pain management has expanded from an individual clinical problem to a public health policy issue as accreditation and regulatory groups have targeted pain management as an indicator of quality of care.