Pain Management - Theory Only

Module details

Title:
Pain Management - Theory Only
Code:
MOD001966
Version number:
3
Date amended:
1/3/10
Level:
6
Credit value:
30
Study hours:
300
Module leader:
Gill Ballard
Department:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Module description

The module commences by returning to theoretical explanations for the physical, social, psychological and cultural aspects of pain. It encourages students to consider the various perspectives and to reflect on these in terms of their own practice. Therapeutic care for pain is considered; both from pharmacological and non-pharmacological perspectives. Ethical dimensions of pain management are considered throughout. Innovative practice is analysed in terms of the multi-professional approach to pain management. Students will be encouraged to apply their knowledge within their own area of practice throughout the module through the process of reflection. The module is designed to be of benefit to practitioners from a wide variety of clinical areas, reflecting the need for greater understanding of this universal problem. Assessment consists of an assignment where students are expected to critically analyse pain management within their own area of clinical practice, incorporating the pertinent physical, social, psychological and cultural aspects. International Students There is a recognition that the setting of assignments and readings based exclusively on local content or issues or the application of theory or concepts to local situations and scenarios is likely to be a disadvantage for many international students. International students will, at all times, be given the option to use their knowledge of their own local context in all assessments. Including the choice of culturally diverse assignment topics, texts and exemplars to all students will not only help international students demonstrate their understanding of concepts but also offers the opportunity for students to compare and contrast approaches to broaden their horizons.

Outline content

- Defining pain-acute and chronic. - Biological perspectives. - Psycho-social perspectives. - Pain in different client groups. - Current status of pain management in practice. - Pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. - Assessing pain and the multidisciplinary approach. - Cultural issues and approaches - Reflective practice

Key texts/literature

Carr, E., Mann, E., 2009. Pain: Creative Approaches to Effective Management. 2nd ed Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. Cox, F. ed.,2009. Perioperative pain management. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Hughes, J. ed. 2008. Pain management: from basics to clinical practice. Edinburgh:Churchill Livingstone Elsevier McLafferty, E. Farley, A. 2008. Assessing pain in patients. Nursing Standard, 22(25), pp42-46. Royal College of Nursing. 2009 The recognition and assessment of acute pain in children. London: RCN Srivastava R (ed) 2007 The Healthcare Professionals Guide to Cultural competence Toronto Mosby Elsevier Toates F (ed) 2007 Pain Oxford, Oxford University Press Twycross, A., Dowden, SJ, Bruce, E. 2009 Managing pain in children: a clinical guide. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell www.paincoalition.org.uk

Specialist learning resources

None

Pathways to which this module applies

not available yet 1, not available yet 2

Module restrictions

None

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be expected to be able to:
1
Knowledge and Understanding
Analyse competing theories of pain and evaluate their implications for the management of pain.
2
Knowledge and Understanding
Demonstrate knowledge and critical application of the biological and behavioural sciences in relation to pain perception and the response to painful stimuli.
3
Knowledge and Understanding
Appraise and evaluate the application of pain management strategies to diverse groups
4
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Explore critically the use of pain assessment tools and evaluate their effectiveness within the management of pain within clinical settings.
5
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Evaluate critically the pharmacological/non-pharmacological management of pain.

Further details of the delivery of this module, including information on assessment and learning and teaching hours - click on the appropriate link below.


2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 9
Learning outcome(s): 1-5
Detail: Lectures, discussion, workshop
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 39
Learning outcome(s): 1-5
Detail: Lectures, discussion, workshop
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-5
Detail: Within own area and outside practice
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001966
Method: Coursework
Details: 6000 word essay Critically analysing pain management in the students area/experience of clinical practice, incorporating a reflective element
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 9
Learning outcome(s): 1-5
Detail: Lectures, discussion, workshop
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 39
Learning outcome(s): 1-5
Detail: Lectures, discussion, workshop
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-5
Detail: Within own area and outside practice
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001966
Method: Coursework
Details: 6000 word essay Critically analysing pain management in the students area/experience of clinical practice, incorporating a reflective element
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30