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Commentary: An international study on innovations in the management of children's pain

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Ford, K, Commentary: An international study on innovations in the management of children's pain, International Practice Development Journal, 3, (2) pp. 17-18. ISSN 2046-9292 (2013) [Professional, Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Children have a right to adequate pain relief and to be protected from unnecessary pain, yet we know that they continue to experience unnecessary pain and practices fail to address this critical aspect of healthcare. Pain can have significant short and long term effects on children. Where once it was thought babies did not feel pain, we now understand that because of their development processes, infants and young children may in fact experience more pain sensation and pain related distress following noxious stimulus than adults. The impact of a pain experience on a child’s nervous system can result in a lowered pain threshold, meaning that subsequent painful experiences are in effect made even more painful.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Ford, K (Dr Karen Ford)
ID Code:88381
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-01-31
Last Modified:2014-02-24
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