Good patients cope with their pain: postoperative analgesia and nurses' perceptions of their patients' pain.

@article{Salmon1996GoodPC,
  title={Good patients cope with their pain: postoperative analgesia and nurses' perceptions of their patients' pain.},
  author={Peter Salmon and Anne Manyande},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1996},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={63-8}
}
Patients routinely receive less analgesia postoperatively than they need. Previous attempts to understand this have examined the nurses' attitudes to analgesia and their ability to assess accurately the intensity of their patients' pain. The present study examined three hypotheses derived from an alternative view that undermedication results from patients failing to disclose their difficulty in coping with pain because this would lead to disapproval by nurses: (i) that analgesic intake is… CONTINUE READING

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