Attitudes to children's pain: exploding the 'pain myth'

J Collier, H Pattison

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15-18
    Number of pages4
    JournalPaediatric Nursing
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1997


    • Attitude of Health Personnel
    • Child
    • Child Psychology
    • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
    • Humans
    • Pain
    • Pediatric Nursing

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