Challenges faced by nurses in managing pain in a critical care setting

Patma Subramanain, Nick Allcock, Veronica James

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Pain can lead to many adverse medical consequences and providing pain relief is central to caring for ill patients. Effective pain management is vital since studies show patients admitted to critical care units still suffer from significant levels of acute pain. The effective delivery of care in clinical areas remains a challenge for nurses involved with care which is dynamic and constantly changing in critically ill. The aim of this study was to explore nurses’ challenges in managing pain among ill patients in critical care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1254–1262
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • pain relief
  • critical care
  • nursing
  • pain management


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