Using sense-making theory to aid understanding of the recognition, assessment and management of pain in patients with dementia in acute hospital settings.

@article{Dowding2016UsingST,
  title={Using sense-making theory to aid understanding of the recognition, assessment and management of pain in patients with dementia in acute hospital settings.},
  author={Dawn W. Dowding and Valentina Lichtner and Nick Allcock and Michelle Briggs and Kirstin James and John Keady and Reena Lasrado and E L Sampson and Caroline Swarbrick and S Jos{\'e} Closs},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={53},
  pages={152-62}
}
BACKGROUND The recognition, assessment and management of pain in hospital settings is suboptimal, and is a particular challenge in patients with dementia. The existing process guiding pain assessment and management in clinical settings is based on the assumption that nurses follow a sequential linear approach to decision making. In this paper we re-evaluate this theoretical assumption drawing on findings from a study of pain recognition, assessment and management in patients with dementia… CONTINUE READING