Postoperative Pain Management Experiences Among School Aged Children

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Review of Literature The first study under critique is titled “Postoperative pain management experiences among school-aged children: a qualitative study” (Sng et al., 2013). The purpose of their study is to explore postoperative pain experiences among school-aged children in Singapore, where they are a culturally diverse population. They used a phenomenology design in which to explore there lived experiences. Their research sample included children who were the age of six to twelve, could verbally communicate in English or mandarin, and was post-op for at least twenty four hours. This excluded children with disabilities or chronic pain. Ethics and trustworthiness was taken into consideration and stated in their research. Limitations were stated. Multiple sub-themes emerged that discussed the different ways to relieve pain and a few methods were using cognitive-behavioral methods, pain medication, using physical methods such as massaging and repositioning, emotional support from family and nurses, and using distraction techniques such as video games. These sub-themes all fall under the main themes stated in the method section and the results of this study stated pharmacological methods were the common ones (Sng et al., 2013). For a further in-depth framework refer to appendix A. The second study under critique is titled “An exploration of Singaporean parental experiences in managing school-aged children 's postoperative pain: a descriptive qualitative approach” (Lim,

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