Marlies E J De Rond

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Nurses need to be informed about the patient's pain to be able to take appropriate measures to alleviate pain. However, communication, assessment, and documentation of pain by nurses is often a problemfor hospitalized patients. In this study we aimed to overcome the main barriers by developing, implementing, and evaluating a Pain Monitoring Program (PMP)(More)
Current guidelines for pain management recommend systematic assessment of pain. A few standardized tools exist for the daily assessment of pain intensity, for example the numeric rating scale or visual analogue scale, yet these instruments are rarely used by nurses. In the study reported in this paper, a numeric rating scale accompanied by an educational(More)
One of the reasons for inadequate pain treatment in hospitalized patients is that nurses have insufficient knowledge about pain and pain management. To address this problem, a Pain Monitoring Program (PMP) for nurses was developed, implemented, and evaluated. The PMP consisted of two components: educating nurses about pain, pain assessment, and pain(More)
INTRODUCTION Due to the lack of a theoretically embedded overview of the recent literature on medical career decision-making, this study provides an outline of these dynamics. Since differences in educational routes to the medical degree likely affect career choice dynamics, this study focuses on medical career decision-making in educational systems with a(More)
The purpose of this article is to consider three underappreciated but important features of high performance teams: the trade-off relation between social and technical competence, the relevance of team size on productivity, and the inevitability of tensions that, while often experienced as dysfunctional, are in fact quite useful. It does so by reviewing a(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last two decades, the number of countries where nurses are legally permitted to prescribe medication has grown considerably. A lack of peer support and/or objections by physicians can act as factors hampering nurse prescribing. Earlier research suggests that physicians are generally less supportive and more concerned about nurse(More)
AIMS OF THE STUDY To study the effects of the implementation of a Pain Monitoring Programme (PMP) for nurses in daily clinical practice. In addition, nurses' and physicians' pain knowledge and attitudes were studied, as well as change in nurses' pain knowledge after implementation of the programme. RATIONALE The rationale for the study was that many(More)
Physician impairment due to substance abuse or dependence is at least as prevalent as amongst non-physicians and is a real challenge. Not only for the impaired physicians themselves, but also for their colleagues, family members and patients. A 68-year-old physician describes her experiences of being an alcoholic as well as a patient with concomitant(More)
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