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Assessing pain in infancy: The caregiver context
(Pain and Research Management, 2009)
BacKgroUnD: Pain is largely accepted as being influenced by social context. Unlike most other developmental stages throughout the lifespan, infancy is marked by complete dependence on the caregiver. The present paper ...
Predicting preschool pain-related anticipatory distress: the relative contribution of longitudinal and concurrent factors
Anticipatory distress prior to a painful medical procedure can lead to negative sequelae including heightened pain experiences, avoidance of future medical procedures, and potential non-compliance with preventative ...
Caregiver beliefs underlying infant pain judgments: Contrasts of parents, nurses and paediatricians
(Pain and Research Management, 2008)
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that caregivers’ beliefs pertaining to infant pain and which infant pain cues are perceived to be important play an integral role in pediatric pain assessment and management. OBJECTIVES: ...