Gender and ethnic stereotyping and narcotic analgesic administration.

  title={Gender and ethnic stereotyping and narcotic analgesic administration.},
  author={Deborah Dillon McDonald},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  volume={17 1},
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether nurses provide different amounts of narcotic analgesics to male and female patients, and different amounts to white and ethnic minority patients. A retrospective survey was conducted with the medical records of 101 male and 79 female uncomplicated adult appendectomy patients, 40 of whom were ethnic minority members. Narcotic analgesic doses for the entire postoperative period were converted to equianalgesic doses comparable to intramuscular… CONTINUE READING

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