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Pain assessment in a culturally diverse united Arab emirates context

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dc.contributor.advisor De Villiers, L. en
dc.contributor.advisor Moleki, M. M. en Ramukumba, Mokholelana Margaret en 2009-08-25T11:02:23Z 2009-08-25T11:02:23Z 2009-08 2006-06-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Ramukumba, Mokholelana Margaret (2009) Pain assessment in a culturally diverse united Arab emirates context, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The need for nurses to become culturally competent is well documented in transcultural nursing literature. The subjective multidimensional nature of pain makes it imperative for nurses to use assessment methods that are culturally congruent. This study set out to explore the differences and similarities in conceptualization, experience, expression and management of pain between nurses and clients in the United Arab Emirates. The purpose of the study was to develop guidelines in the cultural pain assessment in the UAE context. The findings confirmed that nurses rely on biomedical approaches in assessment and relief of pain; clients were found to rely on the family for emotional support and on nurses for pharmacological interventions. Clients used sensory descriptors, and analogy when describing pain, nurses relied on the technical background and experience. Religious factors had a significant impact on clients' pain behavior. This study offers nurses new insights into cultural assessment of pain. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 137, [9] leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Experience en
dc.subject Expression en
dc.subject Pain en
dc.subject Pain conceptualization en
dc.subject Pain management en
dc.subject.ddc 616.0472095357
dc.subject.lcsh Transcultural nursing -- United Arab Emirates
dc.subject.lcsh Pain -- Measurement
dc.subject.lcsh Pain -- Treatment -- United Arab Emirates.
dc.title Pain assessment in a culturally diverse united Arab emirates context en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en M. A. (Health Studies) en

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