Developing a Systematic Map to Describe the Evidence Base Underpinning the Experience and Management of Chronic Pain for Older People Belonging to Five Faith Groups

a Practical Guide

Authors

  • Jill Edwards University of Leeds
  • Michelle Briggs Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Chris Swift Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
  • Jose Closs University of Leeds

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v1i2.123

Keywords:

pain, religion, faith, ethnicity, systematic review, knowledge review, nursing, nurse

Abstract

Systematic mapping of literature creates searchable datasets and conceptual maps of available evidence and helps to identify gaps in the evidence base. It provides a rigorous and transparent method to develop comprehensive data sets of the complex literature. In this paper we share our experiences of developing a systematic map to locate and describe the available literature to inform further the empirical stage of a research project which explored the experiences and meaning of pain with older people across these five different faith groups, namely: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. The six stages of the development of the map are described and the complexity involved in developing the map in this area where intersectionality is a major issue. This refers to the overlap between ethnicity, faith and culture as well as other key variables such as gender and socio-economic status.

Author Biographies

Jill Edwards, University of Leeds

Jill Edwards is a Research Fellow in the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Michelle Briggs, Leeds Metropolitan University

Michelle Briggs is a Professor of Nursing in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK

Chris Swift, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Chris Swift is Head of Chaplaincy at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds, UK

Jose Closs, University of Leeds

Jose Closs is Professor of Nursing in the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

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Published

2014-05-27

How to Cite

Edwards, J., Briggs, M., Swift, C., & Closs, J. (2014). Developing a Systematic Map to Describe the Evidence Base Underpinning the Experience and Management of Chronic Pain for Older People Belonging to Five Faith Groups: a Practical Guide. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 1(2), 123-135. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v1i2.123

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