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Poster Presentations - Guzman Lecture Hall

Presentation or Panel Title

Cultural Effects on Pain and Pain Management

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #14

Start Date

4-24-2015 1:30 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 2:30 PM

Department

Health Sciences

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Martha Nelson

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Abstract

Cultural diversity enriches America, yet it also poses challenges for the health care professionals, like nurses and physicians. Pain has been and continues to be a problem in the health care field. Many times, pain is not managed appropriately, under-treated, not relieved, or goes unnoticed. Patients belonging to a culture or speaking a different language that is different than that of their health care provider experience more difficulty explaining their pain. Assessment of pain and management of pain are two significant factors that influence the outcome of an illness. Pain management for patients is a common and enduring issue confronting health care professionals because pain is a subjective topic and different in each individual as cultural beliefs greatly influence how to manage pain.

I will be conducting a survey to determine patients’ attitudes and experiences in regards to pain and pain management. The survey will include the participant’s age, race or ethnicity, and it will ask no more than 12 questions based on a 1-10 scale. I hope to survey at least 30 participants anonymously through network sampling. My sample goal is to include representation from different cultures.

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Cultural Effects on Pain and Pain Management

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #14

Abstract

Cultural diversity enriches America, yet it also poses challenges for the health care professionals, like nurses and physicians. Pain has been and continues to be a problem in the health care field. Many times, pain is not managed appropriately, under-treated, not relieved, or goes unnoticed. Patients belonging to a culture or speaking a different language that is different than that of their health care provider experience more difficulty explaining their pain. Assessment of pain and management of pain are two significant factors that influence the outcome of an illness. Pain management for patients is a common and enduring issue confronting health care professionals because pain is a subjective topic and different in each individual as cultural beliefs greatly influence how to manage pain.

I will be conducting a survey to determine patients’ attitudes and experiences in regards to pain and pain management. The survey will include the participant’s age, race or ethnicity, and it will ask no more than 12 questions based on a 1-10 scale. I hope to survey at least 30 participants anonymously through network sampling. My sample goal is to include representation from different cultures.