Modes of thought, feeling, and action in infant pain assessment by pediatric nurses.

@article{Seymour1997ModesOT,
  title={Modes of thought, feeling, and action in infant pain assessment by pediatric nurses.},
  author={Elisabeth Seymour and Barbara F Fuller and L Pedersen-Gallegos and Janet Schwaninger},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={32-50}
}
The components of the assessment process are identified and compared from an ethnography of the methods used by 65 pediatric nurses to assess the level of pain in a sample of infants younger than 1 year of age. Nine different modes of thought, feeling, and action were referenced in reaching judgments about pain levels. The five predominant modes were: deductive, clinical, inductive, testing, and knowing the infant. Over time, the participants had developed a preference for particular… CONTINUE READING

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