Research Topic: How healthcare policy affect patient-controlled analgesia in acute postoperative care Research Questions 1. What are the current health policies on acute postoperative pain management? 2. Are current health policies and regulations a barrier to pain management and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) use? 3. Are there separate health policies to address pain management in addicts or former addicts to control addiction in regards to the recent opioid epidemic? Locate 5 scholarly articles and analyze, synthesize, and organize the information. – Analyze: In this step of the literature review, you will critically read your resources. This involves questioning, speculating, evaluating, thinking through, and analyzing what you read. What original insights can you gather about your topic that are not stated in any of the references? What important facts and opinions related to your study? Are there important issues that are not well addressed? – Synthesize: The next step is to synthesize (compare, contrast, and combine the pieces into a coherent new whole). – Organize: Next, you must organize your literature review. Roberts (2010) provides you with some excellent frameworks. Use the Chapter 2 Lit Review template to complete your assignment.