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Implications for practice and research
Nurses have an important responsibility to educate and empower parents about providing pain medication to children.
Nurses should be trained and confident in providing education to families about at-home pain management for children.
Future researchers should focus on developing family-friendly pain measurement tools for parents to use with their child.
The undertreatment of children's pain has been a long-standing issue.1 Healthcare professional, parental and patient preferences and knowledge can influence pain treatment. Voepel-Lewis and colleagues shed some light on how parental perceptions of their child's pain and their understanding of …