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Commentary on: Bakir, E., Briggs, M., Mackintosh-Franklin, C., & Marshall, M. Interactions between children, parents and nurses during postoperative pain management: A grounded theory study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 00, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16318
Implications for practice and research
Parents provide a pivotal role in child–nurse interactions during postoperative pain management but child–parent–nurse interactions are complex.
Parents have the ability to influence postoperative pain management by actively engaging in the assessment and management of their child’s pain.
Despite a steady focus on children’s pain there are still reports of unrelieved pain experienced by children in hospital. Research studies have taken various angles looking at communication around pain, such as parent involvement in their child’s pain to identify ways of improving the management of children’s pain.1 Two million children …
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