Registered Nurses’ Response to Pain

  • Justin Oluwasegun Rojaye Department of Health Sciences, University of South Africa, South Africa
Keywords: long-term care home, nurses, pain, response, pain practice


Pain is the most common medical issue that older people face in a long-term care facility. Nurses have a critical role in responding to pain. This research looked at nurses' responses to pain in long-term care facilities. The site for this research was a chosen long-term care facility in Ontario, Canada, a 160-bed nursing home for the elderly that provides various nursing and medical care services.  Semi-structured focus group interviews lasting about an hour were done. This study's population consisted of 45 nurses. The researcher chose a sample of 25 nurses using a purposive sampling strategy. The data was reviewed using qualitative data analysis to detect recurring concerns. This research revealed the necessity of identifying nurses’ responses to pain to effectively manage pain in long-term care homes. This study demonstrated the importance of recognising nurses’ responses to pain practices in long-term care homes. Therefore, improved nurses’ response to pain practices are required to manage pain in a long-term care home effectively. The overall benefits of nurses’ responses to pain practices in long-term care homes expand nurses' clinical knowledge in the care of residents living in nursing homes.


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Rojaye JO. Registered Nurses’ Response to Pain. NHSJ [Internet]. 2024May30 [cited 2024Jun.25];4(2):140-9. Available from: