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'Nurses do assess pain, they just don't write it down!'

Simons, Joan (2012). 'Nurses do assess pain, they just don't write it down!'. Journal of Child Health Care, 16(1) pp. 3–4.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367493512439433
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Abstract

I clearly remember one nurse’s response to my expressed frustration at the lack of pain assessment on children’s wards in the UK. Her explanation that ‘nurses do assess pain, they just don’t write it down’ did not reassure me that all was well with children’s pain assessment or the leadership of children’s pain management.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Author(s)
ISSN: 1741-2889
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 33707
Depositing User: Joan Simons
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 09:26
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 10:23
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33707
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