Demand effective pain relief.

  title={Demand effective pain relief.},
  author={Jane Langley},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={18 51},
Jane Bates raises some important observations about individual responses to painful experiences (perspectives August 18). However, I was left with a sense of woe that she wants to be 'as brave and uncomplaining as the woman in the minor operations theatre' when she is 80.