Stories of Children's Pain
Linking Evidence to Practice
- Bernie Carter - University of Central Lancashire, UK
- Joan Simons - The Open University
Nurse Practitioner | Nursing Theory & Professional Issues | Pediatric Nursing
Each chapter starts with a personal story from a child, a family member or a healthcare professional. The stories are drawn from a wealth of original research, and focus the reader on the individual child and their family. The chapter then goes on to introduce the relevant research, theory and implications for practice, so health professionals can use the evidence to support compassionate, child-centred care.
Among the topics addressed are:
- Ethical dilemmas
- Assessing pain
- Working in different settings
- Inexplicable pain
It is valuable reading for any healthcare student or professional working with children of all ages.
‘This excellent, evidence-based book will help practitioners personalise children’s pain in age-appropriate and family-centred ways. Every nurse that has contact with neonates and children should read it and take note.’
Carter and Simons frame their thorough discussions of the evidence-based literature on pain within extended first-person stories of the children themselves, their families, and the nurses struggling to provide good care. Real people with fears, frustrations, and losses are never subsumed into that abstract entity called "patients". Carter and Simons make a clear case for how much pain matters in treating illness, and why personal caring makes all the difference in treating pain.
An inspiring and comprehensive book!
Utilised as recommended reading - but not as a required text as too specialised for undergraduate nursing course. Very useful for post graduate study and have requested library copies
An excellent book that links the theory and research of pain to real situations with children and families. The range of scenarios and types of pain covered and the holistic nature of care discussed makes this an excellent resource for students and practitioners in various healthcare roles and settings.
This book is a fantastic resources for student nurses. The use of case studies throughout the book give students a real focus. I will definitely recommend this book to adults on the child branch programme but also to colleagues working as registered nurses within complex needs.
The accessibility of this book makes it ideal for students new to the principles that guide the care of a sick child. Moreover, it provides insider perspectives that I know students will find inspiring, and heart wrenching and that will thereby enhance their practice as future carers of children with medical needs in mainstream settings.
Will add this to the reading list for students from the child branch but also for adult branch students to raise awareness and sensitivity
This is a valuable book for children's nurses and has been needed for a long time. At last we are taking more notice of the children in our care instead of relying on their families to tell us how their child feeels.
A lovely book which I shall add into both the health psychology module re pain and it's management and additonally the clinical modules. Thank you
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Managing Neonatal Pain