Dean of Nursing Faculty
Dr Noordeen Shoqirat is Jordanian researcher graduated in 1998 from Jordan University with a BSc degree in nursing. He then received his postgraduate studies in UK. In 2004 Dr. Shoqirat was rewarded his MSc in acute care nursing from Edinburgh-Napier university about care of patients in comma. He later in 2009 obtained his doctor of philosophy degree from Queen Margaret University in the UK. He has an extensive international nursing clinical experience. He worked as an in charge of neuro-ICU at Jordan university hospital and clinical neuroscience for 4yrs and neuro-surgery at western general hospital , Edinburgh, UK for 5 yrs years . Currently he is dean of nursing faculty at Mutah University. Dr.Shoqirat’s research interest focuses on health promotion, clinical placement, pain management and adult and neuroscience health nursing. He is experienced in both quantitative and qualitative research approaches as well as meta-analysis.
Internationally, it is agreed that pain management is a central component of nursing care. Although much has been written about pain prevalence among patients after surgery, research is scant on patients' experiences of nursing pain management and factors involved. This study explores patients' experiences of nursing pain management in Jordan and identifies contributing factors. A qualitative research design was used. Data were collected through focus group discussions (n = 4). A total of 31 patients were purposively selected. Two main themes emerged. The first theme was living in pain and comprised two categories: from sleep disturbances to the fear of addiction and from dependence to uncertainty. The second theme was about barriers that affect nursing pain management. Patients' experiences of nursing pain management were not up to their expectations; their needs were largely ignored and were dealt with in a mechanistic way. Barriers precipitating this situation were referred to in this study as the three “nots,” including not being well-informed, not being believed, and not being privileged. The study concluded that patients' experiences of nursing pain management are a complex world that goes beyond medically orientated care. Nurses, therefore, are urged to look beyond standardized assessment tools and use patients' experiences and voices as valuable evidence contributing to more effective pain management. Unless this occurs in their daily encounters with patients, another decade will pass with little change in the practice of pain management.