Attitudes to children's pain:exploding the 'pain myth'

Collier, J. and Pattison, Helen M. (1997). Attitudes to children's pain:exploding the 'pain myth'. Paediatric Nursing, 9 (10), pp. 15-18.

Abstract

Previous research has identified healthcare professionals' belief in myths about children's experience of pain as a cause of inadequate pain treatment. In this study, 47 doctors and 36 nurses involved in paediatric care completed a detailed questionnaire on 'pain myths'. The findings indicate a more informed awareness among healthcare professionals regarding childhood pain than previously suggested and that unconditional belief in 'pain myths' is not widespread.

Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: children,pain,pain treatment,childhood pain
Published Date: 1997-12

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