Previous research has identified healthcare professionals' belief in myths about children's experience of pain as a cause of inadequate pain treatment. In this study, 47 doctors and 36 nurses involved in paediatric care completed a detailed questionnaire on 'pain myths'. The findings indicate a more informed awareness among healthcare professionals regarding childhood pain than previously suggested and that unconditional belief in 'pain myths' is not widespread.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1997|
- pain treatment
- childhood pain