Constance Weiskopf

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This study examined the clinical usefulness of the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ). Thirty postoperative patients were asked to describe their postoperative pain and were then administered the SF-MPQ. Eighteen (60%) used exact SF-MPQ sensory or affective words or synonyms to describe their postoperative pain during the interview. These results(More)
This descriptive study explored how patients communicate their pain and pain management needs after surgery. Thirty postoperative patients were interviewed. The majority described avoiding or delaying communicating their pain at some point during their hospitalization. Reasons for decreased pain communication included not wanting to complain; not wanting to(More)
This article reports on a work group process that aimed to articulate the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of correctional nursing practice in the Connecticut Department of Correction. When recruiting nurses for prison health care, few candidates possess enough experience in all of the related fields, and even experienced nurses are seldom(More)
BACKGROUND This 3-year, public-academic workforce development project aimed to establish indicators for quality correctional nursing care to empirically test the translation of correctional nursing standards into practical and applied competencies. METHOD Approaches to document indicators and achieve implementation of a correctional nurse competency(More)
AIM The aim of this paper is to report the findings of a study of the experience of caring for prisoners through examining the everyday experience of nurses' delivering health care to inmate patients in a correctional setting. BACKGROUND Prisons are most often viewed as places for punishment, while the goals of health and healing, and prevention of(More)
A study was conducted in February and March 1976 to determine those characteristics of psychiatric patients seen in a general emergency department which were associated with a subsequent hospitalization. Two hundred eighteen patients were rated on a questionnaire which covered demographic data, social history and support system, present illness, compliance,(More)
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