'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: https://doi.org/10.1177/1367493512439433


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.

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