P a g e | 1 AIMS & BACKGROUND Aim of this resource To create a resource to help educators to include findings from qualitative research in pain education provision, thus improving healthcare for people in pain. Specific objectives: 1. Provide resources to support our aims. 2. Identify Qualitative Evidence Syntheses (QES) that explore the experience of living with pain. 3. Provide examples of primary qualitative research (or how to find examples in your chosen area). 4. Provide examples of educational activities to support our aims. How to use this resource This resource is divided into 4 sections followed by references and appendices. SECTION 1: AUDIO-VISUAL RESOURCES – identifies useful audio-visual resources for use in pain education (1) research based qualitative films, (2) Pain Concern resource (3) Healthtalk.org resources. You can use these resources in varied educational settings. This section is supported by Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. SECTION 2: QUALITATIVE EVIDENCE SYNTHESES IN PAIN – describes the largest international review of qualitative evidence syntheses in pain. The findings are summarised and supported by a PowerPoint presentation for use in pain education. This section is supported by Activities 5, 6 & 7. SECTION 3: PRIMARY QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN PAIN – describes how to identify and utilise primary qualitative studies in pain education. Use this section to encourage learners to find, appraise and engage in primary studies. This section is supported by Activity 8. SECTION 4: ACTIVITIES – provides activity sheets with ideas on how you can use qualitative resources in pain education. Use these sheets as suggested, or to stimulate ideas on how to engage learners with a variety of qualitative resources. APPENDICES – Appendix 1 - provides a script from a research based film of healthcare professionals‟ experience. This is supported by Activity 2. Appendices 2-10 - provide a series of cards presenting the findings from qualitative evidence syntheses. These findings have been rewritten for this report as if spoken by a research participant. We have found this a useful way to engage learners in the findings from research. APPENDIXES 2-10 ARE PRINTED SINGLE SIDED SO JUST PRINT THE PAGES THAT YOU WANT TO USE.
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