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Stories of Children's Pain: Linking Evidence to Practice

by Bernie Carter and Joan Simons SAGE Publications Ltd
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Working with a child in pain is difficult, unavoidable and especially challenging when the child cannot explain what they are feeling. In this important book, Bernie Carter and Joan Simons bring together experience, evidence and research to deconstruct the topic and present the reality of children's pain. Each chapter starts with a personal story from a child, a family member or a healthcare professional. The stories are drawn from a wealth of original research, and focus the reader on the individual child and their family. The chapter then goes on to introduce the relevant research, theory and implications for practice, so health professionals can use the evidence to support compassionate, child-centred care. Among the topics addressed are: - Ethical dilemmas - Assessing pain - Working in different settings - Inexplicable pain It is valuable reading for any healthcare student or professional working with children of all ages.

Managing Neonatal Pain
Advice on Discharge
Managing Procedural Pain
Pain in Sickle Cell Disease
Parents Managing their Children's Pain
Existential Pain and the Importance of Place and Presence
Managing Pain in PICU
Assessing and Managing Pain in a Child Who is Cognitively Impaired
Fear, Pain and Illness
Acute Pain Developing into Chronic Pain
Language, Metaphor, Imagery and the Expression of Pain
Minor Injury, Acute Pain, Wounds and What Really Hurts
Nonpharmacological Methods of Pain Relief
Neuropathic Pain
Organisational Imperatives and Individual Responsibility to Avoid Poor Pain Management

and lsquo;This excellent, evidence-based book will help practitioners personalise children and rsquo;s pain in age-appropriate and family-centred ways. Every nurse that has contact with neonates and children should read it and take note. and rsquo; Professor Jane Noyes, Chair in Health Services Research and Child Health, Bangor University and Visiting Professor of Child Health, University College Dublin
Bernie Carter is Professor of Childrenas Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire and Alder Hey Childrenas NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom. She is a Clinical Professor at the University of Tasmania and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Child Health Care. She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in recognition of her contributions to the field of childrenas pain. Bernieas research and writing focuses on childrenas pain experiences and the assessment of childrenas pain. She is particularly interested in improving the lives of children with complex health care needs and life limiting/threatening illness. Bernie's research work draws particularly on narrative and appreciative inquiry and on arts-based methods as a means of engaging with children and eliciting stories of their experiences, hopes, beliefs and concerns. Bernie believes that stories are at the heart of the connections we make with children, families and their experiences of pain.