Not Knowing - The problem of pain in the neurologically impaired child

Hunt, Anne, Mastroyannopoulou, Kiki, Goldman, Ann and Seers, Kate (2003) Not Knowing - The problem of pain in the neurologically impaired child. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 40 (2). pp. 171-183. ISSN 1873-491X

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This study uses a grounded theory approach to explore the diagnostic and clinical decision-making processes used by parents and healthcare professionals in relation to pain in children with severe to profound neurological impairment. Three forms of knowledge are required for optimal pain assessment and management (1) knowing the child, (2) familiarity with children with the same or similar conditions and (3) knowing the science. Pain relief can be compromised by systems of care that fragment rather than integrate care. A model which integrates knowledge of child, population and science is proposed together with an intersubjective attitude to assessing pain.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 11:10
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2023 13:30
DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7489(02)00058-5

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