Ocena przygotowania pielęgniarek i studentów pielęgniarstwa do opieki nad dzieckiem z chorobą nowotworową odczuwającym ból
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- The evaluation of preparation for nursing care for a child of cancer diseases experiencing pain among nurses and student nurses
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Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM
W: Interdyscyplinarna opieka nad pacjentem z chorobą nowotworową. (red.) Małgorzata Pasek, Grażyna Dębska. Kraków: Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM, 2011, s. 147-158.
Every type of pain is a great burden for a child. It always disturbs physical and psychical functioning and has a negative impact on the relations between the suff ering child and his/ her surroundings. Pain relief should become a priority in paediatric care especially in the context of nursing care. Full pain diagnostics, careful evaluation, and eff ective therapy are most signifi cant when taking care of a child experiencing pain. Th e objective of this work was to recognize what nurses and student nurses, working in paediatric units, know about pain diagnostics, assessment, therapy, and care for a child suff ering from it. Th e study took place in the Children’s Hospital of Cracow. It included 52 nurses working in paediatric units and 55 third-year B.A. student nurses from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical School of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. A survey questionnaire, developed by the authors, consisting of four topic parts was applied. Th e study showed that the majority of respondents had knowledge regarding pain recognition among children including iatrogenic pain. Th ey were aware of negative eff ects of improperly treated pain. However, they weren’t fully ready to assess pain intensity and control it. Th e study confi rmed the need for wider education in the fi eld of pain issues among student nurses as well as working nurses. Conclusions: 1. Th e majority of respondents had signifi cant knowledge regarding pain recognition. However, complete preparation for care for a child suff ering from pain wasn’t fully satisfactory; 2. More than 50% of nurses didn’t use any scale for pain intensity evaluation. Also, no medical records regarding pain were kept at all paediatric units; 3. Further professional education regarding pain issues among children, e.g. additional classes, needs to be introduced.
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