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Two decades of trends in nursing students’ pain management knowledge and attitude
  1. Sumeeta Kapoor1,
  2. Shaminder Singh2
  1. 1 Acute Pain Services, Department of Anesthesia, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  2. 2 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Sumeeta Kapoor, Anesthesia, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB T2N 4C8, Canada; sumeeta.kapoor{at}

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Background and purpose

  • This is a summary of Cousins et al.1

  • Pain is an expensive and debilitating health issue that affects one-third of people worldwide.

  • Nurses are at the forefront of pain assessment and management.

  • This review aimed to explore if nursing students’ pain management knowledge and attitudes have improved …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.