Development of a framework for the effective management of children’s pain

Simons J. Carter B. Craske J. (2020)

Framework for the effective management children’s pain

The study was funded by WellChild, and led by Dr Joan Simons (Associate Dean Teaching Excellence, The Open University), Prof Bernie Carter (Professor of Children’s Nursing at Edge Hill University), and Dr Jennie Craske (Clinical Nurse Specialist Pain and Sedation Service, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust). You can read the complete findings of the study here >>

The study developed a framework for children’s pain management and found that practitioners required education as well as more resources. As a result, the research produced the following:

An animation explaining the new framework

A peer reviewed article in an international pain journal

Simons J. Carter B. Craske J. (2020) Developing a Framework to Support the Delivery of Effective Pain Management for Children: An Exploratory Qualitative Study. Pain Research and Management. Volume 2020, Article ID 5476425, 8 pages


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