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Table 1 Summary of the AI sessions

From: Process evaluation of appreciative inquiry to translate pain management evidence into pediatric nursing practice

  Discovery Dream Design Destiny
Purpose To focus on positive examples of using pain management evidence in practice To envisionan ideal context for using pain management evidence in practice To create contextual structures and processes that support the ideal for using pain management evidence in practice To implement contextually tailored strategies that strive for the ideal for using pain management evidence in practice
Activities Introduction to the AI process; explanation of 'high' evidence applied to pediatric pain management; reframing evidence-based pain management as an Affirmative (or positively phrased) Topic; engagement in appreciative interviews to explore positive examples of evidence-based pain management Consideration of Miracle Questions or questions to envision the possibilities and related contextual supports for using pain management evidence in everyday practice; selection of a specific topic Formulation of a collective Provocative Proposition or a realistic, present tense, affirmative statement outlining the possibilities for using pain management evidence in everyday practice Creation of a contextually tailored, concrete action plan to implement pain management evidence in everyday practice within a three-month period
Frequency and duration of sessions One 3-hour session delivered in a two-week period One 3-hour session delivered in a two-week period One 3-hour session delivered in a two-week period One 3-hour session delivered in a two-week period
  1. AI = appreciative inquiry