Nurses' instruction on easing babies' pain helps parents in study

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 premature babies' 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 levels with the pain care given to their children and both reported high levels of stress during their babies' hospital stays.

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