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Title: Personal and professional pain experiences and pain management knowledge among Greek nurses
Authors: Papathanassoglou, Elizabeth 
Patiraki, Elisabeth 
Tafas, Cheryl 
Keywords: Nursing--Studies and exercises;Pain;Greece;Nurses--Attitudes;Educational tests and measurements;Nursing--Research
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: International journal of nursing studies, 2004, Volume 41, Issue 4, Pages 345–354
Abstract: The purpose of this exploratory study was to describe Greek registered nurses' personal and professional pain experiences and to examine the relationship with their pain management knowledge. Forty-six Greek nurses provided written responses to open-ended questions about their personal and professional experiences with pain and beliefs about suffering. Reporting a personal pain experience was associated with describing a positive professional pain experience, Φ=0.44, p<0.03. The nurses vividly described their personal and professional pain experiences. One nurse wrote "...I begged to lose consciousness, in order not to feel". These compelling accounts might motivate nurses to strengthen their understanding of pain management
ISSN: 0020-7489
Rights: © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Type: Article
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