I'm in my master's program for family nurse practitioner. I'm starting my Evidence Based Practice Project and need some ideas. My original idea was to do "nurses perceptions of barriers to effective pain managment" (I'm typing fast- may by typos). My advisor says I need to get literature to support this subject. I'm having issues with this as I would most likely due a survery that looks at essentially what the barriers are: (ie no pain med orders, nurses lack of knowledge, md's not returning pages on time)
I work on a neurosurgery/neurology unit so we get a lot of spinal/cervical/brain surgeries.
I need ideas for topics for which there are already studies on that would be applicable to my unit. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! I'm not trying to take the easy way out but at this point I'm getting nowhere with my advisor.