Cognitive processes nurses and doctors use in the administration of PRN (at need) analgesic drugs.

@article{Giulio1997CognitivePN,
  title={Cognitive processes nurses and doctors use in the administration of PRN (at need) analgesic drugs.},
  author={Paola Di Giulio and Rosemary Crow},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={12-9}
}
The report is a descriptive, comparative study of the cognitive processes used by doctors and nurses when deciding whether or not to administer prn drugs to postoperative cancer patients. Simulations, together with the think aloud technique to provide verbal protocols was the method chosen. The theoretical framework chosen for the analysis was the information processing theory. Five doctors and 5 nurses, each with at least 5 years of working experience were interviewed. The interviews were… CONTINUE READING