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dc.contributor.authorNoviello, Sheri Reynolds
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-28T21:21:40Z
dc.date.available2021-02-28T21:21:40Z
dc.date.issued2006-05
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/623900
dc.description.abstractA qualitative study using the grounded theory method was used to explore factors that affect nurses' pain management decision-making when caring for children between the ages of 0 and 3 years. This study was approved by the Human Assurance Committee at Medical College of G~orgia prior to the collection of data. The sample consisted of eleven nurses who were ,employed at three different hospitals in the southeastem part of the United States. Theor~tical sampling was the basis for the selection of participants after the first two interviews. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and were subjected to open and axial coding. The constant comparative method was used during data analysis to identify a core category and related concepts. The basic social process that emerged is engaging in tactics of p'ain management. This process contained two other processes: assessing for pain and managing a pain episode. Intrinsic factors that affected assessing for pain included knowing the territory, personal attributes of the registered nurse (RN), being a parent, and being connected. Extrinsic factors that affected engaging in tactics of pain management included workload and culture of the hospital. The process of ' managing a pain episode included five phases: eliminating other sources of discomfort, ! judging pain, comfortif!g. medicating, and letting go.en_US
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dc.publisherAugusta Universityen_US
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dc.titleA grounded theory study of pain management behaviors in nurses caring for preverbal childreen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMedical College of Georgiaen_US
dc.description.advisorN/A, N/A
dc.description.committeeN/A, N/A
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen_US
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