Briefing parents about babies' pain has benefits, study says

08/24/2011 | Reuters

Parents with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit who were given two training sessions with a nurse and a brochure on recognizing and relieving their child's pain reported higher satisfaction with the pain information provided to them and said they would want to have a bigger role in comforting their babies compared with those who didn't have the training, a study conducted in the U.K. found. However, both groups expressed the same satisfaction level with the pain care given to their children as well as felt very stressed during the babies' hospital stay.

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