"You just have to make the pain go away"--children's experiences of pain management.

  title={"You just have to make the pain go away"--children's experiences of pain management.},
  author={R L Kortesluoma and Merja Nikkonen and Willy Serlo},
  journal={Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={143-9, 149.e1-5}
This paper reports a study of the descriptions young children use and their expectations for pain management interventions experienced during hospitalization. The alleviation of children's pain has been investigated through the eyes of health care providers and parents, but the children's own perspective has largely been ignored. To date, there is a growing tendency to listen to the children when making final decisions on treatment in child health care. The evidence shows that children should… CONTINUE READING
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