Substance Users' Perspective of Pain Management in the Acute Care Environment

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eContent Management
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Contemporary Nurse, 2012, 42 (2), pp. 289 - 297
Issue Date:
2012-01
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The aim of this exploratory study was to examine substance users perspectives towards their acute pain management in the acute hospital setting. Barriers to optimal pain management in the substance user population include: altered physiologic responses to analgesia; cultural values; and health professionals perceptions of drug-seeking behaviours.
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