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Stories of Children's Pain

Stories of Children's Pain
Linking Evidence to Practice

April 2014 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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

excellent will be used for Post Graduate and undergraduate work
complex care module undergraduate and acute care Post graduate

Miss Lorraine Ireland
Health Sciences, Southampton University
August 12, 2014

Well written text

Ms Gillian Prudhoe
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Southampton University College of Nursing
August 1, 2014

This text gives a valid insight into the subject of a Childs experiences of pain and how as Practitioners listening to Children and Young people is imperative for pain recognition and control. Its combination of academic and narrative text makes it an easier read that I feel will not discourage readers from turning the page.

Mr David Rootes
Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University
June 12, 2014

This is an ideal book to support student learning

Mrs Karen Hayward
Division of Nursing, University Campus Suffolk
June 5, 2014

True to its title, this book demonstrates evidence based practice in relation to the management of pain experienced by children. Each chapter starts with an example from practice (community and hospital) which all children’s nurses will be able to identify with. The discussion which follows covers the topic in a comprehensive manner highlighting current evidence including guidelines for practice. The topic of pain is dealt with in the wider sense with many associated topics included. Suggestions for further reading are also given. The book is easy to comprehend using diagrams and key point sections to highlight fundamental aspects of the topic.
Overall, this book would be a valuable asset to any nurse involved in the care of children, whether they work in the community or hospital.

Mrs Maggie Davenport
School of Nursing, Kingston University
May 7, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Managing Neonatal Pain

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