A project to empower the staff awareness in best practice approach to pain assessment in dementia.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559250
Title:
A project to empower the staff awareness in best practice approach to pain assessment in dementia.
Authors:
Chacko, Vineetha
Publisher:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
Issue Date:
1-Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559250
Additional Links:
http://epubs.rcsi.ie/mscttheses/41/
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
Assessing and treating physical pain and affective discomfort in people who can no longer report on their internal states is quite challenging. Since little is known about best practice in pain assessment for people with dementia, health care providers often learn while "in the trenches”. This thesis reports authors‟ professional journey in trying to empower the staff knowledge in best practice approach to pain assessment in people with dementia. In addition, author updated the pain scale, based on literature, as a clinical tool, for supporting staff in recognition and assessment of pain in clinical practice. The change was implemented using HSE change model. Change typically results as a reaction to specific problems or opportunities the organization is facing based on internal or external stimuli. After an unannounced HIQA visit in authors‟ organisation, many recommendations were made; poor pain assessment was one of the identified priorities. Being a staff nurse and front line manager of the care process in authors‟ organisation, is responsible to ensure the pain assessment is in line with best practice and ensure the comfort of each resident.
Keywords:
DEMENTIA; PAIN MANAGEMENT; EMPOWERMENT

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChacko, Vineethaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T14:25:45Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T14:25:45Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559250en
dc.descriptionAssessing and treating physical pain and affective discomfort in people who can no longer report on their internal states is quite challenging. Since little is known about best practice in pain assessment for people with dementia, health care providers often learn while "in the trenches”. This thesis reports authors‟ professional journey in trying to empower the staff knowledge in best practice approach to pain assessment in people with dementia. In addition, author updated the pain scale, based on literature, as a clinical tool, for supporting staff in recognition and assessment of pain in clinical practice. The change was implemented using HSE change model. Change typically results as a reaction to specific problems or opportunities the organization is facing based on internal or external stimuli. After an unannounced HIQA visit in authors‟ organisation, many recommendations were made; poor pain assessment was one of the identified priorities. Being a staff nurse and front line manager of the care process in authors‟ organisation, is responsible to ensure the pain assessment is in line with best practice and ensure the comfort of each resident.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://epubs.rcsi.ie/mscttheses/41/en
dc.subjectDEMENTIAen
dc.subjectPAIN MANAGEMENTen
dc.subjectEMPOWERMENTen
dc.titleA project to empower the staff awareness in best practice approach to pain assessment in dementia.en
dc.typeThesisen
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