Data Collection: Pain Management Research Paper

Data Collection: Pain Management
This paper discusses data collection methodologies concerning pain management issues.
# 116882 | 2,622 words | 13 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper first examines the improvement of pain management at WellStar Health System. The impact of the Joint Commission's standards on pain management is also explored. The paper also discusses tjr cultural factors that influence one's perception of pain, using Asians' reluctance to express pain in public as an example. The paper explores the topic of data collection to assess the quality of care in pain management. Lastly, this paper examines and describes the various assessment tools used for treatment of pain.

Table of Contents:
Data Collection: Pain Management
Process Improvement
Regulatory and Social Impact
- Agency Influence
- Social Influence
Data collection methods
Assessment Tools and Pain Management
Appendix A

From the Paper:

"The topic of pain management in the healthcare setting is an important one when placing patient care as the most important goal in hospital management. The importance of pain management has reached the attention of the Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and state regulatory agencies. Other community stakeholders have a stake in this topic due to its importance in healthcare. Pain management from a regulatory and social point of view as well as a process improvement plan follows in the discussion. The data collection methodologies concerning pain management issues and the tools for audit provide the matrix for evaluation and the need for amending the change initiatives."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Bell, L., & Duffy, A. (2009). Pain assessment and management in surgical nursing: a literature review. British Journal of Nursing, 18(3), 153-157.
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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2009). Critical elements for pain management. Retrieved May 26, 2009, from

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Data Collection: Pain Management (2009, October 28) Retrieved June 30, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Data Collection: Pain Management" 28 October 2009. Web. 30 June. 2022. <>