Journal article

Exploration of nurses' pediatric pain management experiences in rural hospitals: A qualitative descriptive study

Carolyn Marshall, Paula Forgeron, Denise Harrison, Nancy L Young

Applied Nursing Research | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hospitalized children continue to experience inadequate pain management. Children in the rural hospital setting may be at risk due to unique challenges experienced by Registered Nurses (RNs) in this context. OBJECTIVES: To understand the experience of pain care from RNs who work in rural hospitals with inpatient pediatric patients. DESIGN: Qualitative description that used semi-structured interviews to explore RNs' inpatient pediatric pain care experiences. PARTICIPANTS: RNs who: 1) worked directly with pediatric in-patients; 2) spoke English; 3) and who worked in rural Northern Ontario. Hospital sites were selected based on population density, from one province in Canada. To red..

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