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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165232
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CREATING A SELF-LEARNING MODULE ON CANCER-RELATED PAIN
Author(s):
Elsadr, Cheryl
Author Details:
Cheryl Elsadr, RN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA, email: sherry.elsadr@gmail.com
Abstract:
Approximately 50 percent of cancer patients receiving treatment experience pain; 70 percent of patients with advanced cancer have pain, and 80 percent of these patients rate it as moderate to severe or severe. Pain is often not recognized in cancer patients usually due to inadequate assessment, doctorsÆ fear of prescribing opiates, and not acknowledging pain as a priority. Many nurses believe that it is not necessary for them to understand pharmacological pain management since it is the ôphysiciansÆ responsibilityö. Yet, a fundamental nursing responsibility is to advocate for patients and in order to do this oncology nurses must understand the principles of pain in general, cancer pain in particular, and pharmacological management of cancer pain. They are the liaison between the patient and the doctor. In order to provide this education, a self-learning module (SLM) was developed. It provides a review of the pathophysiology of pain in addition to pain types (especially those related to cancer) and their causes. In addition, an overview of analgesics commonly used for pain in cancer patients and general principles of pain management are discussed. This presentation will describe how a SLM on the Pharmacological Management of Cancer-Related Pain was developed. It includes the search methods; learning needs assessment approaches; determining the learning outcomes, content, structure, and teaching methods; continuing education units allocation; and test preparation. A convenience sample of 10 Registered Nurses will complete the SLM and the evaluation form. The evaluations will be analyzed and the appropriate changes will be made to the SLM. There are many benefits to using SLMs. They are cost effective since they are prepared once (and reviewed periodically) and used repeatedly, without the need for an instructor. SLMs are convenient since the learner can complete them at their own pace and in an environment of their choice. Understanding how a SLM is developed and evaluated will give educators an alternate way of educating nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCREATING A SELF-LEARNING MODULE ON CANCER-RELATED PAINen_GB
dc.contributor.authorElsadr, Cherylen_US
dc.author.detailsCheryl Elsadr, RN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA, email: sherry.elsadr@gmail.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165232-
dc.description.abstractApproximately 50 percent of cancer patients receiving treatment experience pain; 70 percent of patients with advanced cancer have pain, and 80 percent of these patients rate it as moderate to severe or severe. Pain is often not recognized in cancer patients usually due to inadequate assessment, doctorsÆ fear of prescribing opiates, and not acknowledging pain as a priority. Many nurses believe that it is not necessary for them to understand pharmacological pain management since it is the ôphysiciansÆ responsibilityö. Yet, a fundamental nursing responsibility is to advocate for patients and in order to do this oncology nurses must understand the principles of pain in general, cancer pain in particular, and pharmacological management of cancer pain. They are the liaison between the patient and the doctor. In order to provide this education, a self-learning module (SLM) was developed. It provides a review of the pathophysiology of pain in addition to pain types (especially those related to cancer) and their causes. In addition, an overview of analgesics commonly used for pain in cancer patients and general principles of pain management are discussed. This presentation will describe how a SLM on the Pharmacological Management of Cancer-Related Pain was developed. It includes the search methods; learning needs assessment approaches; determining the learning outcomes, content, structure, and teaching methods; continuing education units allocation; and test preparation. A convenience sample of 10 Registered Nurses will complete the SLM and the evaluation form. The evaluations will be analyzed and the appropriate changes will be made to the SLM. There are many benefits to using SLMs. They are cost effective since they are prepared once (and reviewed periodically) and used repeatedly, without the need for an instructor. SLMs are convenient since the learner can complete them at their own pace and in an environment of their choice. Understanding how a SLM is developed and evaluated will give educators an alternate way of educating nurses.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:14:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:14:52Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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