Parents' perceptions of their infant's pain experience in the NICU.

  title={Parents' perceptions of their infant's pain experience in the NICU.},
  author={Gay Gale and Linda S. Franck and Susan Kools and Mary A. Lynch},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  volume={41 1},
Despite numerous advances in the recognition, assessment, and management of pain in neonates over the past two decades, there has been limited improvement in the knowledge base regarding parental responses to their infant's pain. This study examined parents' views of their experiences observing and coping with their infant's pain in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Twelve participants were recruited using purposive sampling from two groups: (a) parents who had infants currently… CONTINUE READING

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