Applying real-time Delphi methods: development of a pain management survey in emergency nursing

Wayne Varndell, Margaret Fry, Doug Elliott
2021 BMC Nursing  
AbstractThe modified Delphi technique is widely used to develop consensus on group opinion within health services research. However, digital platforms are offering researchers the capacity to undertake a real-time Delphi, which provides novel opportunities to enhance the process. The aim of this case study is to discuss and reflect on the use of a real-time Delphi method for researchers in emergency nursing and cognate areas of practice. A real-time Delphi method was used to develop a national
more » ... urvey examining knowledge, perceptions and factors influencing pain assessment and management practices among Australian emergency nurses. While designing and completing this real-time Delphi study, a number of areas, emerged that demanded careful consideration and provide guidance to future researchers.
doi:10.1186/s12912-021-00661-9 fatcat:okajrofezfemxl3pdcds4kwbwm