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Unrelieved pain continues to be a problem among hospitalized patients with cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate pain management outcomes in a group of veterans with cancer receiving inpatient care. The sample consisted of 90 veterans with cancer hospitalized in one of two large veterans medical centers in the southeastern United States. Daily(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe the experience of being a pain resource nurse (PRN), discuss the influence of the PRN's role on colleagues and patient care, and explore barriers to the PRN role. DESIGN Qualitative, exploratory. SETTING A Veterans Administration hospital in the southeastern United States. SAMPLE 12 nurses who received advanced training(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To assess nurses' knowledge and attitudes about pain management and patients in pain. DESIGN Exploratory, descriptive. SETTING Seven medical-surgical inpatient units in two large veterans hospitals in Southwest Florida. SAMPLE A convenience self-select sample of 85 nurses (RNs and LPNs working on the target units on all shifts). (More)
The American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) has updated its position statement on managing pain in patients with substance use disorders. This position statement is endorsed by the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) and includes clinical practice recommendations based on current evidence. It is the position of ASPMN and IntNSA(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine the psychometric characteristics of the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) for surgical patients with cancer and to compare the validity and reliability results between surgical and medical patients with cancer. DESIGN Descriptive and correlational. SETTING Inpatient units in two veterans hospitals. SAMPLE 388 patients with(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine the changes in knowledge and attitudes of pain resource nurses (PRNs) as a result of an intensive pain management course. DESIGN Pre- and post-test design. SETTING A Veterans Administration hospital in the southeastern United States. SAMPLE 18 RNs from multiple units where care is provided for veterans with cancer. (More)
We present results from our study of which uses syntactically and semantically motivated information to group segments of sentences into unbreakable units for the purpose of typesetting those sentences in a region of a fixed width, using an otherwise standard dynamic programming line breaking algorithm, to minimize raggedness. In addition to a rule-based(More)
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