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  • Emma Briggs
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 2010
This article, the third in a series of articles written by pain nurse specialists, explains the underlying physiology of pain. Nociceptive pain describes the normal physiological process relating to tissue damage, and neuropathic pain occurs when there is damage to or dysfunction of the nervous system. These two types of pain are analysed using a case study(More)
The prevalence and burden of pain has long been reported as problematic. Comprehensive pain education in undergraduate programmes is essential for developing knowledgeable, skilled and effective healthcare professionals. This cross-sectional survey describes the nature, content and learning strategies for pain curricula in undergraduate healthcare(More)
PURPOSE This paper reports on a phenomenological study of women's experiences 1-10 years following a radical vaginal trachelectomy and describes the impact on health, sexuality, fertility and perceived supportive care needs. METHOD AND SAMPLE Qualitative telephone interviews employing a descriptive phenomenological approach were conducted using a(More)
  • Emma Briggs
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 2010
This article, the second in a series of articles on pain, describes the importance of pain assessment. It explores the individuality of patients' pain expression and the effect of healthcare professionals' reactions to people experiencing pain. The role of the nurse is analysed, focusing on multidimensional pain assessment and the use of pain assessment(More)
Bedouin women tend to remain quiet and expressionless while giving birth despite reporting high levels of pain and fear (Harrison 1991). Culture undoubtedly influences pain perception and expression but there are dangers in making assumptions about particular groups. This article explores the underlying research and the complex clinical picture highlighting(More)
OBJECTIVES Unrelieved pain is a substantial public health concern necessitating improvements in medical education. The Advancing the Provision of Pain Education and Learning (APPEAL) study aimed to determine current levels and methods of undergraduate pain medicine education in Europe. DESIGN AND METHODS Using a cross-sectional design, publicly available(More)